No, IRS can’t file liens for non-compliance with Healthcare Act

The online rumor mill has churned out another rumor, this one about how the IRS can file tax liens on property for failure to comply.

In a word, that’s false.

There are penalties attached to non-compliance, but they don’t involve liens or wage garnishments. The IRS can deduct money from a tax refund, however. 
The Kaiser Health News has a good Q&A on the topic. (See third item for the information about what the IRS can/can’t do.) 

 

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.

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