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AMT

: TaxVox
The individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) looks like it may survive yet another tax overhaul. But the latest incarnation of the tax may look very...
December 6, 2017Leonard E. BurmanJoseph Rosenberg
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The House Republican leadership and the Trump Administration want to repeal the state and local tax (SALT) deduction and the individual Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)...
June 19, 2017Frank Sammartino
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It turns out that Donald Trump and I are members of the same club. Who knew? But this one is somewhat less exclusive than, say,...
March 15, 2017Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
It is presidential primary season and once again the tax code is a punching bag for politicians on both sides of the aisle. Listen to their rhetoric and it’s easy to conclude that the tax policy differences in today’s hyperpartisan political environment are so great that reform is doomed. But it
November 1, 2015Jonathan AckermanRosanne AltshulerJeffrey Kupfer
: TaxVox
The House plans a vote to repeal the estate tax today. Repealing the levy would cut taxes by $270 billion over 10 years for 0.2 percent of the nation’s richest estates. The White House and Democrats are vehemently opposed . The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that 5,400 estates will face the
April 16, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Need help understanding the 1040 as we enter the homestretch of this year’s tax filing season? The Tax Policy Center has created a new interactive tool to walk you through key parts of the federal income tax, ranging from the mundane to the arcane. In bite-sized pieces, Who’s Afraid of the Form
March 18, 2015Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The year in taxes started with the nation toppling, briefly, over the fiscal cliff. And it ended with some interesting policy proposals on tax reform...
December 12, 2013William G. Gale
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Because politicians seem unwilling to confront specific individual tax preferences, it is likely that any broad-based tax reform will be based on across-the-board curbs on...
July 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
From the start of his 2008 campaign, President Obama has called for raising taxes on the rich. He got much but not all that he...
April 11, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Robin, thanks for asking me back on Good Morning America to talk about my views on tax reform. After we spoke about gay marriage, I...
May 10, 2012Howard Gleckman