Tax preparer disregards my statement “I can’t afford it’! Fined!

Went to local Community College where AARP representatives prepare your taxes for free. I pointed out to the AARP rep as she prepared my taxes, that it is obvious I could not afford OCare. She laughed and completed the return, telling me my fine would be well over $200. And added that there may be an additional fee once the IRS receives my return, and that I should pay as much of it as I can right away. She then had me step over to the Supervisor, again an AARP rep, who reviewed the final submission figures and reiterated what the first rep had said. He too snickered when I mentioned this OCare is going to break me and I had no idea how I was going to pay this fine. He too finished by saying, “I would pay the IRS right away, and make your first payment as big as possible”. This was 2 weeks ago, and I barely have enough money to pay the rent, let alone a hefty fine for not enlisting in a health care(less) program that I don’t approve of and cannot afford. Both completely disregarded what I said, as well as how the figures supported my claim.

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