Commentary Marriage Penalty Relief Throws Millions Onto the AMT
Leonard E. Burman
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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.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags Campaigns, proposals, and reforms Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center