Your shared responsibility payment (SRP) assessment is due to a recalculation based on changes to your income tax liability. Your examination results are addressed in a separate correspondence.
What you need to do
- Read your notice carefully -- it explains your due date, amount due, and payment options.
- Make your payment by your due date. Go to the payments page to find out more about your payment options.
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.
- Complete and send us a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative to authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact us on your behalf.
Answers to Common Questions
Why was I assessed this penalty?
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 the full amount I owe now?
See if you may be able to set up a payment plan through our Online Payment Agreement Application.
What happens if I don’t respond to this notice?
You will continue to be charged interest until the balance is paid.
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.
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.
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.