Remember the fiasco around tax season this year when we learned that a whopping 90 percent of those who received taxpayer subsidies to pay for ObamaCare policies received incorrect subsidy amounts – in most cases more than the correct amount? Well, surprise. The IRS appears to be giving them pass on repaying those subsidy over payments.

According to one auditor, there’s no trend of IRS audits or follow-up questions when it comes to ObamaCare subsidies.  Apparently, the agency is forgoing recovering potential penalties for ObamaCare customers.

Of the 13,000 inquiries their customers are receiving so far from the IRS, only about one percent were regarding ObamaCare compliance which leads the company to think to IRS is giving an added grace period. Those are customers who pay for their Obamacare plan premiums, but failed to file a form reconciling the amount of money they received with what they should have gotten, or another form indicating that they or another person on their return did not have coverage for the entire year. Those who received subsidies and filed the appropriate forms have not received queries – even if the information is incorrect.

Other people who received subsidies but filed the required forms have not received queries from the IRS even if the informational on their 1095-A forms, which detailed how much they got in subsidies over the course of the year—that contained incorrect information.

Also off the hook for now are people who claimed to be covered all year when in fact they may have only had heal insurance for part of the year.

These are early reports, but something not to ignore.

CNBC reports:

A leading tax audit defense company said its clients so far are seeing a surprisingly low rate of queries tied to the Affordable Care Act this year—the first in which Americans were asked to disclose their health insurance status. also said the IRS has been asking the company's clients about just one of the several types of ACA-related issues that could trip filers up. Only people who received tax credits to buy Obamacare plans, but did not file one or two forms in conjunction with those subsidies are receiving IRS queries, the company said.

So far, none of the company's customers are being challenged about their claims to have had health insurance last year, about their exemption from Obamacare's mandate to have such insurance, or about the amount of money they received to help pay for their coverage.

"It's dialing for dollars,"'s vice president of customer advocacy, Dave Du Val, said of the grace period that most people seem be getting from the IRS about Obamacare compliance.

While he is surprised about the low rate of ACA-related questions by the IRS, he is less surprised by the agency's apparent lack of aggression in challenging people, or at least customers, on their compliance with the mandate or on the amount of tax credits they received this year.

It may be that the Administration is purposefully giving taxpayers a pass or that they can’t keep up with all of the compliance paperwork and processing. Perhaps that’s a consideration the President and Congress should have taken into consideration when passing the labyrinthine Affordable Care Act.

We’ll keep watching to see if this the beginning of a trend. For the sake of our collective wallets, I hope not but I fear that it is and we’re not holding our breath.