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Understanding Your CP503H Notice

You still have an unpaid balance on your shared responsibility payment account.

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.

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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 is the notice telling me?
This notice is another reminder that you still owe a balance on your shared responsibility payment account. You are getting this notice because we have not received your payment or response to previous notice(s) requesting you pay this balance.

What do I have to do?
Pay the amount due shown on the notice. Mail us your payment in the envelope we sent you. Include the bottom part of the notice to make sure we correctly credit your account.

If you can't pay the whole amount now, call us at the number on the top right corner of your notice to see if you qualify for an installment agreement.

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.

How much time do I have?
You should pay the entire balance within 10 days of the date of the notice or additional interest will be added.

Who should I contact?
If you have questions about the notice, call us at the number on the top right corner of your notice. A customer service representative will assist you.

What if I don't agree or have already taken corrective action?
If you don’t agree with this notice, call us immediately at the number on the top right corner of your notice. We will do our best to help 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.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 05-Feb-2016

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