Marriage Penalty Relief Throws Millions Onto the AMT

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Marriage Penalty Relief Throws Millions Onto the AMT

April 27, 2004

Abstract

The House of Representatives passed a marriage penalty relief provision that would, ironically, subject three million married couples to the complex and costly alternative minimum tax (AMT). This Marketplace commentary recommends that Congress deal with the real problems in the tax code--shortage of revenue and unnecessary complexity--rather than exacerbate them.

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