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Does alternative minimum tax apply to capital gains?

Does alternative minimum tax apply to capital gains?

While capital gains generally qualify for the same lower rates under the AMT as under the regular tax rules, a capital gain may cause you to lose part or all of your AMT exemption.

Can long-term capital gains trigger AMT?

Capital gains – either long-term or short-term – can push you into AMT territory because AMT calculations begin with your overall income. For example, maybe you earn $70,000 from your regular job in 2019. That’s less than the AMT exemption if you’re single, so it’s no problem. You won’t owe the AMT.

What is the alternative minimum tax for 2021?

AMT Exemption for 2021 The alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption for 2021 is: $114,600 for married individuals filing jointly and surviving spouses, $73,600 for single individuals and heads of households, $57,300 for married individuals filing separately, and.

How do I reduce AMT?

How to Reduce the AMT. A good strategy for minimizing your AMT liability is to keep your adjusted gross income (AGI) as low as possible. Some options: Participate in a 401(k), 403(b), SARSEP​, 457(b) plan, or SIMPLE IRA by making the maximum allowable salary deferral contributions.

Who must pay alternative minimum tax?

Who Has to Pay the AMT? You only have to concern yourself with the AMT if your adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds the exemption for your filing status. You would then have to calculate your alternative minimum taxable income and pay the higher tax.

Who owes AMT?

AMT tax rates are 26% or 28%, depending where your income falls in the AMT threshold. You must calculate any AMT you might owe if your adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds the exemption level, then you must pay the higher of that tax or your regular income tax.

At what income level does AMT start?

AMT ensures that certain taxpayers pay their fair share or at least the minimum. It doesn’t kick in until income reaches a certain level. For 2020, it’s $113,400 for couples filing jointly.

Do charitable contributions reduce AMT?

Currently, taxpayers can deduct 100% of a charitable donation up to 50% of AGI, against income. The retention of the AMT could encourage taxpayers subject to the AMT to donate portions of their income, or required minimum distributions, to charity to avoid it.

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