Massachusetts 2011: Healthcare Coverage Mandate-Penalty
Massachusetts taxpayers may be required to purchase state-mandated health insurance coverage, and a penalty may apply to taxpayers who fail to do so. The penalty may be waived or reduced for some taxpayers.
Certain customers, who filed using married filing joint status as part-year residents and were under age 19 during 2011, may have filed an incorrect Massachusetts tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed your 2011 Massachusetts tax return before January 21, 2012 AND
- Your filing status was Married Filing Joint AND
- Both you and your spouse were Part-Year Massachusetts residents AND
- You or your spouse were under age 19 during 2011 AND
- You or your spouse did not have health insurance coverage during 2011 AND
- The “Special Circumstances” box on Massachusetts Schedule HC, Line 3 was not checked
If you are affected, you may have overpaid your Massachusetts tax. You may need to amend your Massachusetts tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print thisAuthorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Massachusetts 2011: Healthcare Coverage.