Congress authorized the alternative minimum tax to prevent higher-income taxpayers from using individual tax deductions to bring their tax rates below the rates paid by lower-income taxpayers. However, because it wasn't indexed for inflation until 2013, it increasingly hit middle-income taxpayers over the years. If you are subject to the AMT -- as of publication, single taxpayers making as little as $52,800 could be -- you probably can't avoid it, but there are some things you can do to minimize your exposure.
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