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My spouse did not have health insurance 6 months before

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My spouse did not have health insurance for the 6 months before we were married last year. She would be exempt due to lack of income (zero income). Will I have to pay a penelty for those 6 months?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.
If you will a joint tax return - exclusions would be based on your joint income - not just on her income.
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.
However if you were married in the middle of the year - there are different calculations - and penalty might be reduced.In additional your spouse may qualify for short term exclusion - January -February.But otherwise - there is no way to avoid penalty...I appreciate if you take a moment to rate the answer.Experts are ONLY credited when answers are rated positively.If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.I am here to help you with all tax related issues.