We sent you this notice because you owe money 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 date the notice asks.
- Make a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe.
- Contact us if you disagree.
You may want to
- Download copies of the following materials that may be helpful (if they were not included with your notice):
- Visit www.irs.gov for tax forms, instructions, and publications, or call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to have forms and publications mailed to you.
- Learn more about how to make a payment plan.
- Learn more about how to submit an Offer in Compromise.
- Fill out and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative to allow someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf.
Answers to Common Questions
What is the shared responsibility payment?
The shared responsibility payment (SRP) amount that you owe is 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 make a payment plan if you can't pay the full amount you owe.
How can I make a payment plan?
Call us at the toll free number on the top right corner of your notice to talk about payment plans, or learn more about them.
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?
Yes, interest will continue to be added if you don’t pay the full amount you owe by the date on the payment coupon.
Will I receive a penalty if I can't pay the full amount?
No. The law prohibits the IRS from using liens or levies to collect any individual shared responsibility payment. However, if you owe a shared responsibility payment, the IRS 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.
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.