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How Many People Pay Obamacare Tax In Your State?

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Monday, July 24th, 2017, 2:47 PM PERMALINK

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Alabama

  • 102,080 Alabama households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 62,867 Alabamans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 54,026 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 28,300 Alabama households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 22,180 Alabama households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Alaska

  • 23,390 Alaska households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 28,818 Alaskans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 5,623 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 7,680 Alaska households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 6,430 Alaska households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Arizona

  • 183,690 Arizona households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 296,519 Arizonans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 51,977 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 49,750 Arizona households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 41,830 Arizona households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Arkansas

  • 78,780 Arkansas households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 74,462 Arkansans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 37,317 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 17,090 Arkansas households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 13,160 Arkansas households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

California

  • 1,000,600 Calif. households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 709,106 Californians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 263,510 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 575,940 California households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 527,270 California households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Colorado

  • 145,120 Colorado households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 307,466 HSA Coloradans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 37,974 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 70,500 Colorado households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 55,940 Colorado households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Connecticut

  • 57,000 Conn. households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 318,065 Connecticuters have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 27,599 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families
  • 71,800 Connecticut households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 70,750 Connecticut households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Delaware

  • 17,380 Delaware households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 25,311 Delawareans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 8,106 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 8,610 Delaware households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 7,230 Delaware households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Florida

  • 631,410 Florida households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 711,485 Floridians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 145,992 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 199,460 Florida households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 136,890 Florida households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Georgia

  • 261,510 Georgia households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 379,389 Georgians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 95,367 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 85,310 Georgia households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 79,330 Georgia households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Hawaii

  • 13,870 Hawaii households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 354 Hawaiians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 10,690 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 11,110 Hawaii households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 7,910 Hawaii households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Idaho

  • 51,570 Idaho households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 58,702 Idahoans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 17,320 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 9,840 Hawaii households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 6,510 Hawaii households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Illinois

  • 273,640 Illinois households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 1,351,691 Illinoisans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 99,432 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 160,990 Illinois households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 148,130 Illinois households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Indiana

  • 176,850 Indiana households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 281,018 Indianans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 65,953 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 43,580 Indiana households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 34,710 Indiana households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Iowa

  • 60,170 Iowa households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 193,955 Iowans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 25,295 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 25,110 Iowa households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 17,210 Iowa households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Kansas

  • 65,780 Kansas households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 71,267 Kansans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 25,823 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 26,990 Kansas households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 20,480 Kansas households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Kentucky

  • 93,650 Kentucky households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 153,519 Kentuckians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 50,928 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 25,160 Kentucky households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 20,100 Kentucky households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Louisiana

  • 135,510 Louisiana households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 190,118 Louisianans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 57,502 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 37,010 Louisiana households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 28,210 Louisiana households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Maine

  • 39,120 Maine households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 106,180 Mainers have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 15,430 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 9,480 Maine households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 6,800 Maine households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Maryland

  • 104,340 Maryland households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 390,838 Marylanders have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 48,410 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 85,450 Maryland households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 80,450 Maryland households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Massachusetts

  • 70,560 Mass. households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 261,183 Massachusettsans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 57,028 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 131,150 Massachusetts households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 124,070 Massachusetts households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Michigan

  • 209,320 Michigan households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 148,411 Michiganders have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 108,726 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 78,260 Michigan households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 69,260 Michigan households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Minnesota

  • 94,440 Minnesota households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 908,711 Minnesotans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 45,298 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 65,650 Minnesota households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 57,560 Minnesota households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Mississippi

  • 77,980 Mississippi households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 34,891 Mississippians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 35,802 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 13,780 Mississippi households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 10,980 Mississippi households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Missouri

  • 143,220 Missouri households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 211,477 Missourians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 59,973 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 44,780 Missouri households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 37,230 Missouri households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Montana

  • 34,250 Montana households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 91,675 Montanans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 8,415 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 8,290 Montana households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 4,430 Montana households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Nebraska

  • 47,150 Nebraska households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 173,582 Nebraskans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 15,690 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 16,730 Nebraska households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 11,220 Nebraska households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Nevada

  • 87,780 Nevada households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 65,230 Nevadans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 18,886 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 20,890 Nevada households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 15,390 Nevada households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

New Hampshire

  • 37,240 NH households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 94,317 New Hampshirites have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 13,708 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 16,610 New Hampshire households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 15,700 New Hampshire households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

New Jersey

  • 221,150 NJ households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 541,837 New Jersians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 67,792 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 166,690 New Jersey households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 176,560 New Jersey households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

New Mexico

  • 50,750 NM households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 32,648 New Mexicans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 15,633 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 12,410 New Mexico households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 8,310 New Mexico households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

New York

  • 427,100 New York households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 703,454 New Yorkers have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 140,724 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 306,330 New York households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 287,060 New York households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

North Carolina

  • 251,530 NC households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 183,628 North Carolinans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 93,615 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 81,020 North Carolina households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 70,600 North Carolina households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

North Dakota

  • 20,460 ND households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 20,174 North Dakotans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 4,363 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 10,580 North Dakota households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 5,640 North Dakota households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Ohio

  • 235,570 Ohio households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 801,198 Ohioans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 127,596 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 96,790 Ohio households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 83,670 Ohio households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Oklahoma

  • 95,910 Oklahoma households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 120,333 Oklahomans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 38,595 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 31,300 Oklahoma households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 21,050 Oklahoma households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Oregon

  • 92,310 Oregon households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 120,031 Oregonians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 36,505 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 35,860 Oregon households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 27,690 Oregon households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Pennsylvania

  • 244,290 Penn. households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 407,456 Pennsylvanians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 130,911 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 136,100 Pennsylvania households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 120,820 Pennsylvania households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Rhode Island

  • 23,540 Rhode Island households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax
  • 13,213 Rhode Islanders have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 11,710 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 10,380 Rhode Island households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 9,140 Rhode Island households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

South Carolina

  • 122,750 SC households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 76,381 South Carolinians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 37,279 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 30,550 South Carolina households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 23,760 South Carolina households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

South Dakota

  • 18,970 SD households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 34,051 South Dakotans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 6,086 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 8,460 South Dakota households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 4,570 South Dakota households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Tennessee

  • 159,080 Tenn. households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 527,030 Tennesseans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 66,043 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 47,570 Tennessee households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 46,000 Tennessee households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Texas

  • 1,066,360 Texas households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 1,707,591 Texans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 272,632 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 303,120 Texas households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 269,190 Texas households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Utah

  • 78,530 Utah households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 163,958 Utahans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 22,238 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 21,240 Utah households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 15,630 Utah households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Vermont

  • 15,490 Vermont households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 52,930 Vermonters have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 7,021 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 5,860 Vermont households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 3,760 Vermont households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Virginia

  • 184,290 Virginia households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 428,677 Virginians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 58,578 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 113,500 Virginia households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 104,060 Virginia households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Washington

  • 154,460 households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 410,064 Washingtonians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 55,899 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 93,330 Washington households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 79,000 Washington households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

West Virginia

  • 45,250 WV households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 19,948 West Virginians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 20,823 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 8,630 West Virginia households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 6,750 West Virginia households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Wisconsin

  • 115,500 Wisconsin households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 227,138 Wisconsinites have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 50,609 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 47,510 Wisconsin households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 38,160 Wisconsin households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Wyoming

  • 19,600 Wyoming households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax. (Tax year 2014, the most recent available)
  • 15,034 Wyomingites have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 4,570 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.
  • 6,300 Wyoming households paid the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax.
  • 3,090 Wyoming households paid the Obamacare 0.9% Medicare Payroll Tax.

 

Sources

Individual Mandate tax data: official IRS data for tax year 2014, the most recent year available.

HSA data: https://www.ahip.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016_HSASurvey_Draft_2.14.17.pdf

Special needs data: https://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-12.pdf

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IRS Destroyed Laptops Containing Critical Records, says Inspector General

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, 2:25 PM PERMALINK

The IRS failed to adequately store, backup, and search official records for use in Freedom of Information requests and other litigation, according to a new report released by the Treasury Inspector General of Tax Administration. Performing an independent audit, TIGTA found:

 The IRS’s current e-mail system and record retention policies do not ensure that e-mail records are saved and can be searched and retrieved for as long as needed. Additionally, repeated changes in electronic media storage policies, combined with a reliance on employees to maintain records on computer hard drives, has resulted in cases in which Federal records were lost or unintentionally destroyed.

In particular, the IRS destroyed laptops containing critical records – even when those records were requested for use in pending litigation. In one instance, TIGTA notes:

We found that when an employee separated from the IRS in August 2014, the employee left his laptop with his secretary. That employee was under a litigation hold to ensure that relevant evidence was preserved for use in litigation. However, without a policy in place to ensure that laptops of separating employees under litigation holds were maintained, that laptop was sent to the IT organization for standard sanitization and disposal.

After Lois Lerner’s hard drive crashed in 2011, the hard drive was shredded into quarter-size pieces and sold for scrap. In the process, 24,000 Lerner emails – which may have shed light on the IRS conservative targeting scandal – were lost.

Even when the IRS updated its policies and began saving employee hard drives, it failed to record who had used which hard drives. “Without this correlation,” reports TIGTA, “successfully completing a search for specific e-mail or other electronic information residing on a disposed hard drive would be highly unlikely and could result in destroyed records.”

Although the IRS stores 32,000 laptops and hard drives, it does not keep a detailed inventory. “This condition makes it difficult for the IRS to locate the electronic records of separated employees if needed to respond to FOIA requests or other official inquiries,” writes TIGTA.

This lack of an inventory reduces government transparency by making it impossible for taxpayers to exercise their rights guaranteed by the Freedom of Information Act. Nonetheless, the IRS continues to store thousands of laptops full of inaccessible information – even as it purchases new laptops that will eventually end up in the same place. Not only does the IRS violate taxpayer rights, but it does so in a way that wastes taxpayer dollars.

Upon publication of the TIGTA report, Rep. Kevin Brady, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Rep. Vern Buchanan sent a letter urging IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to remedy the agency’s failed electronic recordkeeping procedures. The legislators write:

The lack of an electronic mail system that is compliant with Federal records management requirements and could allow the IRS to retain and search the records of current and separated employees is unacceptable.  Failure to retain and produce records reduces transparency, inhibits Congressional oversight, and opens the IRS to judicial sanctions during litigation.  TIGTA's findings are also symptomatic of the IRS's shambolic information technology modernization efforts. 

In addition to losing and destroying employee hard drives, the IRS also fails to back up sensitive emails to a shared network drive. “Although interim policy requires that e-mail be archived for IRS executives,” TIGTA notes, “we found four executives from our sample of 20 who were not archiving e-mails as instructed. All four were members of the IRS Senior Executive Team.” TIGTA also cites a 2016 report by User and Network Services identifying “23 executives whose e-mail accounts were not configured to archive their e-mail when they assumed their executive position.”

Although federal law requires government agencies to honor FOIA requests within 20 days, the report says that some FOIA cases at the IRS took as long as 2.5 years to close. Reviewing a sample of 35 FOIA cases, TIGTA found that 30 cases took longer than the required 20-day limit, and the average case took 212 days to close.

Even when the IRS closes an FOIA case, there is no certainty that they attempted to search for all relevant records. Examining a sample of 30 closed FOIA cases, TIGTA found:

The IRS did not follow its own policies that require it to document which employees searched for responsive records and what criteria were used in the search. Without this information, the PGLD [Privacy, Governmental Liaison, and Disclosure] office was unable to document that an adequate search was performed.

In addition, our case review found four instances in which the IRS did not search for all responsive records.

It is particularly unlikely that the IRS will search the computer of a separated employee – even if that computer contains information that pertains to a FOIA request. TIGTA says:

IRS efforts in response to requests for records do not consistently search records of separated employees. For example, in one of the litigation cases we examined, the IRS did not search for records associated with one of 11 employees who had separated. In October 2014, the Department of Justice, on behalf of the IRS, filed a document with the court stating that 11 former IRS employees’ laptop hard drives were “likely unavailable” for electronic discovery of evidence. However, in our search, we found that, according to the IRS inventory system, one hard drive was listed as in-stock at the time the court document was filed and thus could have been searched to determine if records were still available.

Previous testimony from TIGTA revealed that the IRS failed to search five of six possible sources for Lois Lerner’s emails. If anything, the TIGTA report reveals that the loss of the Lerner emails was not a unique incident. The IRS has consistently failed to store, backup, and search employee hard drives and email exchanges, and taxpayers have consequently been prevented from accessing critical federal records.

 

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How Many People Pay Obamacare Tax In Your State?

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Friday, July 14th, 2017, 11:48 AM PERMALINK

 

[See Also: List of Obamacare Taxes Repealed in Senate Health Bill]

Over 8 million Americans are hit with Obamacare's individual mandate tax, according to official IRS data. 20 million Americans are hit with Obamacare's taxes on Health Savings Accounts. 30 million Americans are hit with Obamacare's taxes on Flexible Spending Accounts. The Senate GOP health bill repeals these Obamacare taxes and many others. A state-by-state breakdown is below:

Alabama

  • 102,080 Alabama households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 62,867 Alabamans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 54,026 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Alaska

  • 23,390 Alaska households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 28,818 Alaskans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 5,623 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Arizona

  • 183,690 Arizona households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 296,519 Arizonans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 51,977 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Arkansas

  • 78,780 Arkansas households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 74,462 Arkansans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 37,317 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

California

  • 1,000,600 California households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 709,106 Californians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 263,510 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit withObamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Colorado

  • 145,120 Colorado households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 307,466 HSA Coloradans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 37,974 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with​Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Connecticut

  • 57,000 Connecticut households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 318,065 Connecticuters have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 27,599 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with​Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Delaware

  • 17,380 Delaware households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 25,311 Delawareans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 8,106 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with​ Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Florida

  • 631,410 Florida households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 711,485 Floridians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 145,992 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit withObamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Georgia

  • 261,510 Georgia households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 379,389 Georgians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 95,367 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Hawaii

  • 13,870 Hawaii households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 354 Hawaiians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 10,690 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit withObamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Idaho

  • 51,570 Idaho households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 58,702 Idahoans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 17,320 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Illinois

  • 273,640 Illinois households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 1,351,691 Illinoisans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 99,432 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit withObamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Indiana

  • 176,850 Indiana households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 281,018 Indianans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 65,953 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Iowa

  • 60,170 Iowa households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 193,955 Iowans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 25,295 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Kansas

  • 65,780 Kansas households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 71,267 Kansans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 25,823 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Kentucky

  • 93,650 Kentucky households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 153,519 Kentuckians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 50,928 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Louisiana

  • 135,510 Louisiana households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 190,118 Louisianans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 57,502 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with​Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Maine

  • 39,120 Maine households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 106,180 Mainers have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 15,430 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with​Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Maryland

  • 104,340 Maryland households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 390,838 Marylanders have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 48,410 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with​Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Massachusetts

  • 70,560 Massachusetts households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 261,183 Massachusettsans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 57,028 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Michigan

  • 209,320 Michigan households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 148,411 Michiganders have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 108,726 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Minnesota

  • 94,440 Minnesota households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 908,711 Minnesotans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 45,298 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Mississippi

  • 77,980 Mississippi households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 34,891 Mississippians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 35,802 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Missouri

  • 143,220 Missouri households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 211,477 Missourians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 59,973 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Montana

  • 34,250 Montana households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 91,675 Montanans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 8,415 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Nebraska

  • 47,150 Nebraska households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 173,582 Nebraskans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 15,690 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Nevada

  • 87,780 Nevada households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 65,230 Nevadans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 18,886 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

New Hampshire

  • 37,240 New Hampshire households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 94,317 New Hampshirites have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 13,708 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

New Jersey

  • 221,150 New Jersey households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 541,837 New Jersians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 67,792 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

New Mexico

  • 50,750 New Mexico households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 32,648 New Mexicans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 15,633 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

New York

  • 427,100 New York households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 703,454 New Yorkers have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 140,724 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

North Carolina

  • 251,530 North Carolina households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 183,628 North Carolinans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 93,615 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

North Dakota

  • 20,460 North Dakota households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 20,174 North Dakotans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 4,363 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Ohio

  • 235,570 Ohio households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 801,198 Ohioans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 127,596 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Oklahoma

  • 95,910 Oklahoma households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 120,333 Oklahomans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 38,595 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Oregon

  • 92,310 Oregon households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 120,031 Oregonians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 36,505 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Pennsylvania

  • 244,290 Pennsylvania households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 407,456 Pennsylvanians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 130,911 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Rhode Island

  • 23,540 Rhode Island households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax
  • 13,213 Rhode Islanders have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 11,710 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

South Carolina

  • 122,750 South Carolina households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 76,381 South Carolinians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 37,279 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

South Dakota

  • 18,970 South Dakota households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 34,051 South Dakotans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 6,086 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Tennessee

  • 159,080 Tennessee households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 527,030 Tennesseans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 66,043 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Texas

  • 1,066,360 Texas households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 1,707,591 Texans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 272,632 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Utah

  • 78,530 Utah households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 163,958 Utahans have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 22,238 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Vermont

  • 15,490 Vermont households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 52,930 Vermonters have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 7,021 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Virginia

  • 184,290 Virginia households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 428,677 Virginians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 58,578 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Washington

  • 154,460 Washington households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 410,064 Washingtonians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 55,899 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

West Virginia

  • 45,250 West Virginia households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 19,948 West Virginians have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 20,823 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Wisconsin

  • 115,500 Wisconsin households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 227,138 Wisconsinites have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 50,609 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Wyoming

  • 19,600 Wyoming households paid the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
  • 15,034 Wyomingites have a Health Savings Account. All are subject to Obamacare’s HSA taxes.
  • 4,570 school-aged children have disabilities. Flexible Spending Accounts are hit with Obamacare taxes that are especially harmful to special needs families.

 

Sources

Individual Mandate tax data: official IRS data for tax year 2014, the most recent year available.

HSA data: https://www.ahip.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016_HSASurvey_Draft_2.14.17.pdf

Special needs data: https://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-12.pdf

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Thursday, July 13th, 2017, 1:12 PM PERMALINK

Today Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist issued the following statement on the newly released Senate health bill:

“All Obamacare taxes should be repealed. The Trump tax reform plan, the House health bill, and the original Senate health bill abolished the Obamacare 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax. Given the most recent language leaves some of the taxes in place, it is important for Senate Leadership to make it clear that those taxes will be abolished in tax reform this year.”

 

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Monday, July 10th, 2017, 5:17 PM PERMALINK

Appearing on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures, president of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist told Maria Bartiromo that Trump and the GOP congress will enact tax reform this year, which is “really going to spike economic growth.”

Norquist said: “I think it’s certainly going to be moving forward immediately - get the corporate rate down, the individual rates down, the doubling of the personal exemption will take place immediately.”

According to Norquist, the benefits of bringing the corporate rate down to 15% cannot be overstated:

“Taking the corporate rate from 35% to 15% should be understood not simply as a tax cut - which it is - but it’s also fundamental tax reform. Because if the corporate rate is not 35%, the highest in the world, but down to 15%, one of the lower rates in the world, then we don’t have a lot of our international trade problems. It is reform.”

Norquist continued, “As soon as you take the corporate rate down to 15%, you will see tremendous changes in investment. All of that lovely money overseas – the 2 to 3 trillion dollars – will flow back to the United States this year. It is really going to spike economic growth.”

Norquist believes that Republicans will be incentivized to act quickly on tax reform because it will be a deciding issue in the midterm elections. He said:

“If [the Republicans] want to maintain control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 elections, they need to be able to demonstrate not just progress on regulations and some of these other issues – which are very good – but dramatic, undeniable growth in jobs and GDP. And that will flow from taking the corporate rates down, the individual rates down, and allowing all that lovely money American-earned money overseas to be brought back to the United States.

President Trump, too, is committed to cutting taxes. According to Norquist, “The President has been very, very clear: tax rates are coming down for all businesses, all people. The President may sometimes go back and forth on some things; on this issue, he has been emphatic, repetitive, and clear.”

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Thursday, July 6th, 2017, 11:05 AM PERMALINK

Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist appeared on FBN’s Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton to explain how repealing Obamacare will help millions of middle-class Americans.

Norquist said, “Remember Obama, when he ran for office and when he sold us Obamacare, told us no one who made less than $250,000 a year would ever pay anything – not a nickel, not a penny – in higher taxes. In point of fact, quite a number of the Obamacare taxes directly hit the middle class.”

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The Senate Bill Reforms Medicaid in a Fiscally Responsible Way

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, 9:30 AM PERMALINK

Critics of the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” argue that the healthcare reforms made to Medicaid in the bill are cruel, irresponsible, or reckless. 

But this is wrong. The truth is, The BCRA does not cut Medicaid funding or kick people off the program. It does, however, implement practical reforms that would put Medicaid on a sustainable path by tying it to inflation - first CPI-M and then CPI-U after a transition period. Through this reform, the BCRA ensures that people who depend on Medicaid can continue to receive the care they depend on. No one will be kicked off Medicaid, and no one will no longer be eligible for the program.

“The BCRA will put Medicaid on a budget for the first time in history,” said Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist, “allowing it to grow with inflation and population but not continue to spin out of control.”

Under the Senate Reforms, Medicaid will Continue to Grow. The BCRA ties the growth rate of the program to inflation, first at CPI-M or CPI-M+1 percent depending on the eligibility group, and then CPI-U after 2025. This will ensure that the program’s per-beneficiary growth rate does not grow faster than the economy. As noted below, this reform ensures that Medicaid will grow at a reasonable rate. The program will remain solvent for years to come with both current and new enrollees continuing to receive benefits. In fact, the BCRA allows Medicaid funding to increase by $71 billion over the next decade.

The Current Trajectory of Medicaid is Unsustainable. Under current law, Medicaid spending will grow every year and will gradually comprise a larger part of federal spending as a percentage of the economy. This year, federal Medicaid spending will total $393 billion. By 2026, CBO projects spending will reach $624 billion – a growth rate of 5.34 percent, far above the growth rate of the economy. 

Failing to address this problem will mean the truly needy no longer have access to care. The Senate bill is a sensible measure that allows the program to keep growing at a sustainable rate, extending Medicaid’s lifespan far into the future.

BCRA Medicaid Reforms Promote State Flexibility and Choice. In addition to stabilizing the program, the Senate legislation allows the federal government to distribute Medicaid funds to states in the form of a traditional block grant or a targeted per capita allotment. States will be given several years to implement this system, and will be granted broad flexibility to implement work requirements. In this way, Medicaid can be adapted to target the specific needs of each state.

These Ideas Have Bipartisan Support. Democrats have previously endorsed the creation of a per capita spending cap on Medicaid – including Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

In fact, the idea originated from the Bill Clinton White House.

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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Friday, June 23rd, 2017, 1:42 PM PERMALINK

Seattle shootings have increased by 30% since the imposition of a city-wide gun tax, according to local news station KOMO TV. In August 2015, the Seattle city council imposed a $25 tax on firearms and a 5 cent tax on ammunition.

As reported by KOMO:

The city has seen a 17 percent increase in the number of police calls about shots fired compared with last year. Thirty-five people have been shot in Seattle so far this year -- a 30 percent increase.

The city refuses to disclose how much revenue the gun tax has generated, saying only that it has raised “less than $200,000.” Before its passage, the city claimed the tax would squeeze $300,000 to $500,000 from citizens purchasing guns.

As reported by Fox News, the tax revenue amount could be much lower:

Seattle officials refuse to say how much the tax brought in the first year, only giving the number “under $200,000.” Gun rights groups have sued to get the exact amount.

But Mike Coombs, owner of Outdoor Emporium, the last large gun dealer left in Seattle, said the actual tax revenue is almost certainly just over $100,000, a figure based on information he says the city shared with his lawyers.

Coombs said storewide, sales are down 20 percent while gun sales have plummeted 60 percent.

“I’ve had to lay off employees because of this,” Coombs said. “It’s hurting us, it’s hurting our employees.”

The hefty taxes are driving gun shop owners out of the city. One businessman, Sergey Solyanik, was forced to close his shop and move 18 miles away to Lynnwood, Washington. Solyanik told local news website MyNorthwest, “In fact, there will be a net loss for this city. This location brings in roughly $50,000 in sales tax revenue, so that is all going to be gone next year. And there is not going to be any revenue from the (gun) tax.”

“The Left is now weaponizing tax policy in its drive to destroy the Second Amendment rights of all Americans,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

The Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth, previously enacted a $1,000 gun tax, but a federal judge struck down the provision. The judge ruled, “The government need not arm the poor, but it cannot impose uncommon burdens on their ability to exercise their fundamental constitutional rights.”

As pointed out by Americans for Tax Reform throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton endorsed a 25% national gun tax. “I'm all for that. I just don't know what else we're going to do to try to figure out how to get some handle on this violence,” she said in testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in 1993. In June 2016 ABC’s George Stephanopoulos played the video of her endorsement and ask for her response. Clinton refused to disavow her gun tax endorsement.

The Seattle gun tax not only infringes upon Americans’ Second Amendment rights, it shows the futility of the progressive left’s view of taxation.

 

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Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist appeared on Fox Business Network’s Mornings with Maria to discuss Speaker Ryan’s speech at the National Association of Manufacturers. Norquist affirmed that Republican electoral victories in Georgia and South Carolina will help Congress to pass tax reform by the end of the year:
 
Ryan’s talk yesterday was extremely important, but with the victories in the Georgia special election and the South Carolina special election, there was a huge exclamation mark on that speech because Ryan said, ‘here’s what we’re going to do,’ and then right behind him was the political strength to help make that easier to do.
 
According to Norquist, the House, Senate, and White House are largely unified on the key pillars of tax reform - including cutting the corporate rate. “They’re meeting regularly,” he reported. “They’re going to come up with a unified plan.”
 
“Every Republican is largely for every one of the tax cuts that’s being discussed,” said Norquist. “The only question is how many can fit in the box.”
 
Norquist noted that passing tax reform will help Republicans maintain their political momentum and continue to win elections in 2018. “Get this done and make it dramatically pro-growth. That’s the most important thing you can do if you want to get yourself re-elected.”
 
Victorious Republican Karen Handel signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a written commitment to the taxpayers of Georgia to oppose tax increases. Democrat Jon Ossoff refused to sign the Pledge, leaving the door open to a tax hike if he had won. But he did not win at all.
 
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Posted by Elizabeth McKee on Monday, June 19th, 2017, 5:20 PM PERMALINK

The Trump EPA under Scott Pruitt is ending taxpayer-funded gym memberships for agency employees. The move will save taxpayers $900,000 each year.

Documents brought to light earlier this year showed that the Obama-era EPA improperly purchased luxury gym memberships for agency employees. Americans for Tax Reform reported the EPA’s Las Vegas office used taxpayer funds to purchase $15,000 worth of gym memberships at 24 Hour Fitness for government employees.

Memberships included access to the gym’s “thousands of square feet of spectacular workout space, complete with premium gym equipment, unmatched amenities and some of the best studio classes around.”

As residents of Clark County, Las Vegas EPA employees already had – and still have -- access to UNLV’s state-of-the-art fitness center, which lifestyle magazine Vegas Seven named the “Best Fitness Center” in the city.

“We have ended taxpayer-funded fitness centers at EPA; a program that was costing American taxpayers $900,000 per year,” said Jahan Wilcox, EPA spokesperson. “Disinvestment in using federal funds for EPA fitness centers will allow the agency to invest this money in core activities to protect the environment.”

The announcement underscores the Trump administration’s pledge to cut government waste and provide tax relief to millions of American families and businesses. Trump’s EPA budget proposal is $5.7 billion, a 31% budget reduction from the previous administration. In total, the Trump budget will reduce spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade.

As noted by Pruitt on Fox and Friends, “It was the previous administration that granted those memberships.” Pruitt stated, “The key, with respect to how we restructure, is recognizing that Washington has become way too big.”

As reported today by E&E News, the EPA union bosses received a notice last week:

On Thursday, EPA union leaders received an email from an agency labor attorney saying the agency planned to stop funding for fitness subsidies and fitness centers by the end of next month.

"This serves as official notice that the agency will discontinue fitness subsidies and fitness center funding agency-wide, which will result in a savings of nearly $ 900K per year for the agency. Discontinuation of this funding is targeted for July 31, 2017," said the attorney in the email, which was obtained by E&E News.

Union officials expressed anger at the EPA notice.

ATR president Grover Norquist praised the move. “Scott Pruitt, the new head of the EPA has just saved American taxpayers $1 million each and every year. Kudos to him. Shame on the EPA bureaucrats who wasted taxpayer dollars. We need more leaders like Pruitt and fewer government employees who keep sticking their hands in the pocket of working Americans.”

 

 

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