Unlike in past tax years, if you didn’t have coverage during 2021, the fee no longer applies. This means you don’t need an exemption in order to avoid the penalty.
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Important: Some states have their own individual health insurance mandate
If you live in a state that requires you to have health coverage and you don’t have coverage (or an exemption), you’ll be charged a fee when you file your 2021 state taxes. Check with your state or tax preparer.
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If you weren't enrolled in any health coverage for only part of 2021, or other family members had different coverage, visit the relevant pages below.