Originally posted by @eladar
Actually the Trump administration has declared that the IRS will not enforce it this year.
In any case it is only a matter of days until it is dead.
I think you've received some bad info; here's a right wing site complaining about the IRS' decision announced in October, 2017:
Now, though, the agency says it’s through giving taxpayers a pass on their legal obligations. Taxpayers must respond to the ObamaCare-related line items on their returns or face delays in their processing. “This process reflects the requirements of the ACA and the IRS’s obligation to administer the health care law,” the agency wrote. “Taxpayers remain obligated to follow the law and pay what they may owe at the point of filing.”
“The [earlier] announcement was interpreted by some as weakening of the mandate but really it just said they weren’t going to step up enforcement,” Gordon Mermin of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center told the Associated Press. “Now it appears they are going to increase compliance.”
The IRS says it made the decision to begin enforcing the mandate after discussions with National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. “In my opinion, rejecting silent returns at the time of filing is the least burdensome approach because the taxpayer would correct the omission immediately,” Olson told Forbes’ Kelly Phillips Erb. “If the IRS accepts a silent return and later corresponds about it with the taxpayer, the taxpayer may be required to spend time and money months later to try to resolve the problem.”
The bad news, then, is that the IRS is demanding that taxpayers indicate their health-insurance status and, if they are uninsured, pay a hefty penalty.
Yes, its a matter of days ................................ 375 to be exact:
The House voted 227 to 203 Tuesday to pass a tax reform bill that eliminates in 2019 the individual mandate to buy health insurance coverage.