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Trump's alternative minimum tax repeal plan has potential negative ripple effects

In 2015, 4.4M individual payers paid $26.4B in AMT. Some say AMT repeal would result in a federal budget shortfall and affect some taxpayers adversely.        

The Complex Relationship Between The State And Local Tax Deduction And The Alternative Minimum Tax

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)...

Caught Again By The AMT

Like many of the five million tax filers who must pay the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), I am trapped. I wrote a big check to...

Caught Again By The AMT

Like many of the five million tax filers who must pay the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), I am trapped. I wrote a big check to the IRS last month, but that’s not what bothers me. I don’t like having to calculate my taxes twice with two sets of complex tax rules.

A.M.T., With Few Defenders, Is Newly Targeted in Trump Tax Plan

The alternative minimum tax was enacted to make sure high-income earners didn’t avoid a fair share of tax, but many say its effectiveness has eroded.

WATCH: Treasury secretary ‘can’t guarantee’ Trump tax plan won’t raise taxes on middle class

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump unveiled his tax reform plan this week, and it included a lot of big giveaways for high-income earners, including the elimination of both the inheritance tax and the alternative minimum tax. Despite this, the administration has tried to pitch the plan as a boon for the middle...

Trump plans to repeal alternative minimum tax

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

President Donald Trump's administration unveiled a tax plan on Wednesday that proposes lower taxes across the board and a number of alterations to the tax code. What is the alternative minimum tax? Here's the history Why some peopleShow More Summary

The 7 Key Elements of the White House Tax Plan

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Trump administration released its tax plan on Wednesday, which would lower individual tax rates, drop the alternative minimum tax and eliminate most deductions.

Trump plan will slash taxes for rich people and corporations — and deliver a major boon to his own family

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled his tax reform proposal — and it contains massive giveaways for America’s richest individuals. Among other things, the plan would completely eliminate both the alternative minimum tax and the inheritance tax — two taxes that were...

This is what Bernie Sanders would do to the tax that cost Trump $31 million

Bernie Sanders is a self-proclaimed socialist who railed against the power of the wealthy elite during his 2016 presidential run. But despite that, he does not support the alternative minimum tax, which was enacted with the intention...Show More Summary

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Americans for Tax Fairness, Corporate Tax Dodging Outlined in New Report Hurts Jobs and Working Families Americans for Tax Fairness, Trump Trying to Eliminate the Biggest Tax He Pays: The Alternative Minimum Tax Bloomberg, Merkel to Warn Trump That U.S. Tax Changes May Spark Retaliation Bloomberg, Trump’s Counties Lose Out...

Despite Trump Tax Returns, He Is Right To Repeal AMT

Trump paid $38M in taxes in 2005, and Alternative Minimum Tax was a big reason. But that doesn't mean he is wrong about repealing the AMT.

This is the tax that cost Trump $31 million in 2005 — and now he wants to eliminate it

One tax that President Donald Trump has promised to put on the chopping block is one that hit him hard in 2005: the alternative minimum tax. A copy of the president's tax return recently revealed by MSNBC indicates that the alternative minimum tax cost Trump $31 million. Show More Summary

How Trump’s 2005 Tax Bite Compares To Other Billionaires’ And To Yours

Trump’s effective tax rate was higher than average for the uber-rich, but only because of the alternative minimum tax.

Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans

Trump's proposals to eliminate the alternative minimum tax, cut the capital gains tax rate and curb income tax rates would have shrunk his tax bill dramatically if they had been in place over a decade ago. According to the group, the...Show More Summary

Trump’s Tax Return Shows How Crude A Last-Ditch Safety Net The AMT Is

In the case of the president's 2005 return, the Alternative Minimum Tax did its job, making sure a high income household paid tax roughly in line with others in its income bracket. But his return underlines that the AMT isn’t a solution to a leaky tax code, it is a symptom of a deeply flawed law.

A.M.T., Which Hit Trump in 2005 Taxes, Is No One’s Favorite

6 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The alternative minimum tax was enacted to make sure high-income earners didn’t avoid a fair share of tax, but many say its effectiveness has eroded.

The tax Trump paid in 2005 is the tax he wants to abolish

A leaked tax return shows that in 2005, President Trump paid $31 million due to the alternative minimum tax, a flat minimum tax for taxpayers above a certain income level. Trump has been campaigning to eliminate the AMT. Join the conversation about this story »

Trump's tax return makes waves, and other MoneyWatch headlines

Donald Trump's tax return shows impact of alternative minimum tax; blizzard chills economic growth forecast; and Neiman Marcus is up for sale. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.

In 2005, Trump Was Hit With A Tax That He Now Wants To Abolish

6 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The Alternative Minimum Tax was passed to target the ultra-wealthy, but today it's more likely to affect the upper-middle class.

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