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Does Obamacare Contain a New Tax on “Unearned Income”, Including Some Real Estate Sales, for Individuals with an Adjusted Gross Income of $200,000 or More?

Does Obamacare Contain a New Tax on “Unearned Income”, Including Some Real Estate Sales, for Individuals with an Adjusted Gross Income of $200,000 or More?
  • Yes, it taxes the rich heavily.

    Yes, Obamacare contains a new tax on unearned income for individuals with a gross income of $200,000 or more, because that is the way that the law is written. There are a lot of new taxes on individuals making that much. It taxes them in several different ways in small amounts so that they do not notice the new taxes.

  • There is a new tax

    Yes there is a new tax on unearned income thanks to the new affordable care act that will go into place fully this year. I don't think it is that crazy to expect new taxes to be raised in order to keep money flowing to pay for all of this new healthcare.

  • Yes it does.

    Obamacare does contain a new tax on "unearned income", including some real estate sales, for individuals with and AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) of $200,000 or more. The funding for Obamacare has to come from somewhere, and this tax makes the most sense because it does not affect people with low income.

  • Yes, Obamacare does Contain a New Tax on “Unearned Income” Including Some Real Estate Sales, for Individuals with an Adjusted Gross Income of $200,000 or More.

    Yes, Obamacare does Contain a New Tax on “Unearned Income” Including Some Real Estate Sales, for Individuals with an Adjusted Gross Income of $200,000 or More. It's actually called the unearned income Medicare tax. The income from rental activities is subject to a 3.8% medicare tax, There is an exception for real estate professionals if they perform 750 hours or more doing the tax year.

  • Effective Jan. 1, 2013

    The new tax took effect Jan. 1, 2013. It states anyone making over $200,000 per year is taxed 3.8% on income from interest, dividends and the like which are not derived from the ordinary course of business or employment. The tax will help fund the Affordable Care Act and was part of an amendment to the original bill when funding became an issue.

  • It does in a way.

    Although Obamacare itself does not contain in new taxes, it does have taxes that are related to it. There is a tax on unearned income in order to get the necessary funds to pay for Obamacare but this is not actually part of the new law. It is just a way to pay for the new law.

  • "Obamacare" Does Not Include New Tax, Bill is to Improve Healthcare, not Tax

    No, "Obamacare" does not include a new tax on "unearned income" for individuals with an adjusted gross income of $200 or more. The purpose of the Affordable Care Act, also known derisively as "Obamacare", is to make health care more affordable and provide it for every American, not to increase taxes.


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