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June 2014

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How the Taxman Gets You with Backdoor Taxes

What if lawmakers made you pay taxes on your state and local income tax deductions?



It would be a tax on your tax.


It would be terrible.


Frankly, it would be an injustice!


Well, if you pay the alternative minimum tax (AMT), then that’s exactly what lawmakers are doing to you. This backdoor taxation started with the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and continues today.


It’s mostly sneaky. It creeps up on its own separate tax form. Not many people understand how it affects them.


But as a reader of the Tax Reduction Letter, you are better informed on how the ... Log in to view full article.

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