Understanding Your CP71H Notice


What this notice is about

This is an annual reminder of the shared responsibility payment for tax year 2016.

What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully.
  • Pay the amount due by the due date on the notice’s payment coupon or make payment arrangements, if you can’t pay the full amount you owe.
  • Contact us immediately if you disagree with the changes we made.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Call us immediately at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice.

You can apply for a payment plan online, mail us an installment agreement requestPDF form, or call us at the toll-free number on the top right corner of your notice.

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. See the interest explanation section of your notice.

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.

You'll need to file Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

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.

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