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04-15-2017 08:43 AM
My daughter, who is a US citizen, is self-employed and works and resides full-time abroad. She has health coverage in the country where she works, which she is required to obtain. She visits the US for vacation for less than 1 month each year. Is she exempt from having to purchase ACA health insurance in the US? What should she indicate in her federal tax return?
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04-15-2017 10:30 PM
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Yes, she is exempt from the penalty for not having insurance for more reasons than one. Since she is no doubt working & living in another country for more than 330 days out of the year she qualifies for the exemption for citizens & other persons living abroad. All she needs to do is fill out Form 8965 and enter exemption code "C" in the appropriate box.
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Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)