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Alternative Minimum Tax: Common Questions
The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) was designed to keep wealthy taxpayers from using loopholes to avoid paying taxes. But because it was not automatically updated for inflation, more middle-class taxpayers were getting hit with the AMT each year. Congress traditionally passed an annual "patch" to address this until, in January 2013, they passed a permanent patch to the AMT. Read more…

What Are Tax Tables?
The tables issued by the federal government and many state governments determine what amount of tax you owe based on your taxable income. See how your filing status affects your position on the tables in this video. Read more…

Video: What is a Schedule A: Itemized Tax Deductions?
Taxpayers are allowed by the IRS to either itemize deductions or take the standard deduction. Itemization takes place on Schedule A. Watch this video to find out more about itemizing deductions. Note: The information included in this video is specific to tax year 2012. Read more…

Video: What Are Tax Exemptions?
Tax exemptions work like a deduction and reduce your taxable income each year. Learn about tax exemptions with help from TurboTax in this video clip. Read more…

Myths about Doing Your Own Taxes
While a professional tax adviser may help in certain situations, in many cases taxes can be relatively simple. Like many things in life, once you've filed your own taxes once, a lot of the drama vanishes. Read more…


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