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Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills. Clipart.com/Tribune photo

Obamacare credits could trigger unexpected tax bills

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WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don’t accurately project their income.

President Obama’s new health care law will offer subsidies to help people buy private health insurance on state-based exchanges, if they don’t already get coverage through their employers. The subsidies are based on income. The lower your income, the bigger the subsidy.

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