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Sneaky AMT Bites Surgeon

Let’s be real! The alternative minimum tax (AMT) is a “stealth tax.”


Why stealth?


The AMT is a tax you often don’t see coming until its too late. It’s a tax on your deductions. (You read that right—a tax on your deductions.)


Here’s how it works. You first do a regular tax return using regular tax law rules. Next you complete a one-page AMT form that taxes the deductions you claimed on your regular return. That’s stealthy.




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