American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 - Full Copy

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Full text copy of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, bipartisan legislation enacted at the 11th hour to keep the country from falling off of the "Fiscal Cliff." From the New York Times:

"Only the most affluent American households will pay higher income taxes this year under the terms of a deal that passed Congress on Tuesday, but most households will face higher payroll taxes because the deal does not extend a two-year-old tax break.

The legislation, which was forged in the Senate and overcame resistance in the House late Tuesday will grant most Americans an instant reversal of the income tax increases that took effect with the arrival of the new year. Only about 0.7 percent of households will be subject to an income tax increase this year, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research group in Washington. The increases will apply almost exclusively to households making at least half a million dollars, the center estimated in an analysis published Tuesday."

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Topics:  American Taxpayer Relief Act, Fiscal Cliff, Income Taxes, Medicare Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Tax Extensions

Published In: Constitutional Law Updates, Tax Updates, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning Updates

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