You owe on an unpaid shared responsibility payment.
What you need to do
- Read your notice carefully. It explains how much you owe and how to pay it.
- Pay the amount you owe by the due date on the notice.
- Make a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe.
- Contact us if you disagree.
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Answers to common questions
What is the shared responsibility payment (SRP)?
It's the assessed payment for not having minimum essential health coverage for you and, if applicable, your dependents per Internal Revenue Code Section 5000A - Individual shared responsibility payment.
What happens if I can't pay what I owe?
You can apply for a payment plan, or by calling us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice.
What should I do if I disagree with the notice?
Call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice. Please have your paperwork (such as cancelled checks, amended return, etc.) ready when you call.
Am I charged interest on the money I owe?
Not if you pay the full amount you owe by the date on the payment coupon. However, interest accrues on the unpaid amount after that date.
Will I receive a penalty if I can't pay the full amount?
No. The law prohibits us from using liens or levies to collect any individual SRP. However, if you owe an SRP we may offset that liability against any tax refund that may be due to you.
Tips for next year
Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.
Tax publications you may find useful
How to get help
- Call the 800, 866 or 888 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
- Authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (PDF)
- See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.