When you have high taxable income and certain deductions and exclusions from income, you may be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax, or AMT. This is a nearly flat-tax, which excludes a higher amount of income from the regular income tax. For 2012 taxes, the exclusion of income is $50,600 for singles, and $78,750 for married couples. The “nearly flat” tax rate starts at 26% and the upper end rate is 28%.
Under the AMT, no deduction is allowed for the standard deduction, or for personal exemptions. State and local taxes are also not allowed to be deducted from your …Read More