What is the AMT? (Video)

November 26, 2012

(washingtonpost.com)

In our latest installment of the Edsplainer series, we tackle the Alternative Minimum Tax, or AMT, a term that will be bandied about in the coming weeks as the White House and Congress work to avert the “fiscal cliff.”

Tens of millions of Americans could be forced to pay the tax for the first time next year if lawmakers don’t act soon. Watch our “edsplanation” below:

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Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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