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For PDTax - I have two tax questions1. I had no health insurance last year. I read that if you have doctor bills that you owe, its one way of getting out of having to pay the fine for having no insurance. What specific paperwork or forms need to be filled out and who, how, where do I present them, if im filing online like turbotax or such?2. I have a child i claim, turned 18 this past feb but he's still a senior in high school. Can I still get an eic for him? he did work part time at a diner $2 an hour. Should he be filing his own taxes or can I still claim him or both?
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There are some exemptions for not having qualified medical insurance but just having medical bills is not enough. There is a hardship exemption or income below the filling limit if you qualify. Here are the available exemptions and how to apply for it.

Regarding your child's income, $2 is bellow the mandated minimum wage so I am assuming he receives tips in addition to his hourly wages. If he needs to file or not depends on how much he actually made, wages plus the tips. Some tips may be reported on his w2 as well. If it is less than $6,300 he doesn't have to file unless he had federal taxes withheld in which case he would have to file to get it back. You can still claim him for EITC if you claim him as your dependent.

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Hello, not sure if you noticed that I requested a specific expert?The only question I need answered at this time is how to get an exemption for not having medical insurance.
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Hi. My is Eva and I will be happy to help you.

1. Having medical bills will not help you to avoid penalty. You must prove that you experienced financial hardship to avoid penalty. Lots of medical bills and unable to pay them would be considered a financial hardship. Here are examples for financial hardship and how to apply for the the exemption certificate: https://www.healthcare.gov/health-coverage-exemptions/hardship-exemptions/

2. As long as you son is full time student he qualifies to be your dependent until he is 24. He would also qualify you for EITC. If he made more than the standard deduction for singles or had taxes withheld he may need to file his own tax return as dependent (not claiming his own exemption)

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