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« Thoughts. | WILLisms.com | Quotational Therapy: Part 10 -- George Washington, On Tyranny. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 45 -- Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)-

Enacted by Congress in 1969 and implemented in 1970, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) was intended to prevent the very wealthiest Americans with crafty accountants from skirting paying income taxes entirely. One problem, though. Inflation and across-the-board wage growth mean that increasing numbers of middle-class Americans are getting hit by the AMT.

According to financial services firm Fidelity, 19,000 households paid the AMT in 1970. 2.4 million did in 2003. 3.8 million will pay the AMT in 2005. Within 5 years, without changes to the AMT, more than 30 million taxpayers could face the AMT.

Who pays the alternative minimum tax?

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Source:

The Tax Foundation's Quarterly Report (Spring 2005) (.pdf).


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Posted by Will Franklin · 13 May 2005 09:49 AM

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The topic of paying taxes is way too soon after tax day, if you ask me! It hasn't even been an entire month yet! I just can't go there yet...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 13, 2005 01:23 PM