Knowledge on health insurance on tax return and tax penalties March 2015

This survey displays the percentage of U.S. adults that are aware of the requirement to report health insurance status on tax returns, as of March 2015. Some 11 percent of adults believed this requirement had begun last year concerning the 2013 taxes. The right answer is that the requirement starts in 2015 concerning the 2014 taxes. Many citizens still claim that the Affordable Care Act has had minimal impacts on their family health care. The opinion on this law remains fairly divided across the country.

Knowledge of reporting health insurance on tax return and tax penalties among U.S. adults as of March 2015

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Source

Release date

March 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 6 to 12, 2015

Number of respondents

1,503 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Original question: "As you may know, the law requires nearly all Americans to have health insurance or else pay a fine when they file their taxes. As far as you know, did the requirement to report your health insurance status on your tax return take effect last year, that is for filing 2013 taxes, this year, that is for filing 2014 taxes, or does it take effect next year for 2015 taxes?"

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