I did not have healthcare coverage in 2014. If I check the box on my return that says I did not have coverage I have to pay the fee. However, from the verbiage below it appears that not paying the fee is not a criminal offense. Should I simply choose not to pay the fee?
The following is copied verbatim from the healthcare.gov link cited below.
What happens if I don't pay the fee?
"The IRS will hold back the amount of the fee from any future tax refunds. There are no liens, levies, or criminal penalties for failing to pay the fee."