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Obamacare Will Add 3.8% Tax on Income from Home Sales and Rentals


In a shock development which will further depress the housing market, it has been revealed that health care reform will add a 3.8% tax on income from home sales and home rentals as part of the extra tax on “unearned income” specified in the health care bill.

The extra tax will come into effect in 2013 and is calculated by imposing the tax on “unearned income” above a certain threshold which will include income from any source for which the recipient is not directly working.

This includes interest received on a savings account, dividends from stocks, rental income, social security income, unemployment checks, child support, and income from home sales.

This tax is supposed to target the well-off sector of the population with a threshold of $250,000 in unearned income, but it could just as easily hit middle-class income families who sell a house in that price range — even if they only have the “money for a day.”

Furthermore, the tax is not indexed to inflation which means that year by year more and more people will become included under its provisions.

The tax is amongst 19 other new taxes which will result from the “healthcare revolution.”

According to a review published earlier this year, the additional taxes and penalties will shortly be implemented:

- Individuals will pay a yearly penalty of $695, or up to 2.5 percent of their annual income, if they cannot show they have purchased a government-approved health policy.

- Families will pay a yearly penalty of $347 per child, up to $2,250 per family, if parents cannot show they have purchased a government-approved policy.

- Business owners with more than 50 employees must buy government-acceptable health coverage or pay a yearly penalty of $2,000 per employee if at least one employee receives a tax credit.

- Starting in 2018, the bill will impose a 40 percent annual tax on health care plans valued at $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families.

- The bill will require single people earning $200,000 or more and couples earning $250,000 or more to pay an additional 0.9 percent in Medicare taxes.

- The bill also creates a new 2.9 percent tax on medical aid devices.

- The bill also imposes a 10 percent tax on services at tanning salons.

Business owners will collect the tax from customers and send it to the federal government. This appears to be the first federal sales tax in the United States.

The taxation regime will be enforced by 16,500 new auditors, agents, and investigators attached to the Internal Revenue Service.

The program is clearly designed to punish what has been designated as “the haves” and redistribute income to the “have nots.”

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Nonsense! This is all right-wing propaganda.

Obamacare provides FREE healthcare for all. We're finally becoming a Progressive country.......like Greece.

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Exciting endeavors ahead

Ahh... my dear friends, I can see many of you aren't familiar with the full blown potential** of fair share socialist redistribution ...

Let me help you a bit on the exciting taxation endeavors you can start to contemplate, if only regarding the "social folder", in this document which gives a brief overview of the French tax system :

(English version)


Have a good reading.

** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_France#List_of_taxes

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Just heard about this.

Just heard about this. Motherfuckers! There goes my retirement.

This is obviously a joke...

unearned income?

what the heck is that?

Is not investing time and effort and money that is earned put toward an investment deemed 'earned'?

unearned is most likely not even a word imo. ;)

Even a cash gift or donation had to be earned somewhere.

...we are not allowed to counterfeit so this does not apply to us imo. ;)

Now, that is unearned income !!! lol


Half true according to

Half true according to Snopes.


For what that's worth.

A "smaller percentage" now since the housing market went south....
A larger percentage with recovery.
A larger percentage with any acceleration or expansion.

Complete insanity

This HAS TO BE STOPPED. Stop the world, I want to get off.


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and at least a 50% overall tax on dollar-users

    since the money supply was doubled recently.

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