So argued Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center last week. He states that because we have software and paid preparers, complicated tax provisions like the AMT are more likely to continue without complaint, rather than be removed from the tax code at the demand of angry taxpayers.
I know in my case, I just plugged my data into TurboTax and accepted its conclusion that I don’t owe the AMT. He’s probably right. I’m not that upset there’s an AMT, but then again I spent about 20 seconds thinking about it out of about 10 hours total preparing taxes.
In other news, I’m not posting much on Infosnack lately as you can tell. Most of my blogging is going up over at Greater Greater Washington, including approximately weekly live chats with local politicians, officials, authors, and others involved in transit, smart growth and other local issues. If the volume of posts at GGW (about 3-4 daily) would overwhelm your reader, periodically check this link, which is for my posts only.
Infosnack is not dead. I will continue to post here when I get the chance. Most of my writing will be going up on Greater Greater, and often Infosnack will get the "rough draft" version of the same post. I appreciate if you prefer to read only Infosnack and I’ll still be reading any comments you put here.