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  •  When dealing with the (2+ / 0-)
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    bobatkinson, Linda1961

    tax man, garnishment is a very powerful tool, considering they usually give you a few years to comply.  Then they attach pay, bank accounts, homes, etc..  Not a lot of fun!

    •  The ACA specifically forbids IRS from using liens (5+ / 0-)
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      mumtaznepal, Chi, freerad, jfromga, Linda1961

      Or garnishment to collect unpaid ACA penalties.  As long as one isn't entitled to any refund (and is willing to run the risk that a future Congress might chane the rules) the IRS cannot collect unpaid ACA penalties.

      •  THIS ^^^^^ there is no provision within (3+ / 0-)
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        jfromga, Linda1961, freerad

        the ACA to allow collection of due penalty by the IRS (other than the "keep part of the refund if you're gonna get one".

        This is not an oversight, but was put into the ACA specifically and published at the time; with the requirement Congress would have to knowingly MODIFY THE LAW to make enforcement (collection) possible.

        "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

        by mumtaznepal on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 12:09:51 AM PDT

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    •  For this penalty, they can't use tools like that. (2+ / 0-)
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      mumtaznepal, freerad

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