Will I Be Penalized If I Don't Have Health Insurance in California?

Most Americans will no longer owe a tax penalty for going without health insurance.
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Last Reviewed: Mon, Jun 29, 2020

In California, unless you qualify for an exemption, you will be required to pay a tax penalty if you go without health insurance. Even though the federal tax penalty for being uninsured has gone away, California passed its own law imposing a tax penalty for state residents. The California law took effect on January 1, 2020.

For more information, see Do I Have to Get Health Insurance in California?

 

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