Tag Archives: Alternative Minimum Tax


The overhaul almost abolished the alternative minimum tax, or AMT, a complex and unpredictable parallel tax system. The purpose of the AMT is to limit tax breaks that are permitted under the regular tax system and to ensure that high earners can not avoid all taxes legally. Legislators ultimately retained the AMT, but with significant […]

About Alternative Minimum Tax

If you heard about the Alternative Minimum Tax, you probably wonder if it applies to you and what to expect if it applies. If your income exceeds a specific amount, you may fall under the Alternative Minimum Tax guidelines. The purpose of the AMT is to keep a minimum tax payment for those who choose […]

What is the Alternative Minimum Tax?

Targeting high-income taxpayers, the alternative minimum tax was enacted to combat only 155 households who were getting away with not paying any tax at all through credits, deductions, and exemptions. By today’s numbers, the AMT covers millions of families and grows each year. In 2008, the AMT grew to 3.9 million (up from 605,000 in […]

The Alternative Minimum Tax Rules

If you’ve never had to pay the Alternative Minimum Tax before, it doesn’t mean that you may not have to pay it in the future. If your income is above a set threshold, this may be your year to pay. The point of the tax is to ensure that taxpayers are responsible for a minimum […]

If you’ve heard of the Alternative Minimum Tax, you’re probably wondering if it applies to you, and what you should expect if it does. If your income is above a specific amount, you may fall under the guidelines of the Alternative Minimum Tax. The point of the AMT is to maintain a minimum level of […]