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## What is the tax rate for AMT?

26%
The AMT has two tax rates: 26% and 28%. (Compare these to the seven federal income tax brackets, ranging from 10% to 37%.) Which rate you pay depends on how high your AMT taxable income is. (Again, IRS Form 6251 has the details.)

## What is my AMT threshold?

The AMT exemption for 2020 is \$113,400 for married couples filing jointly, up from \$84,500 in 2017 (table 1). For singles and heads of household, the exemption rises from \$54,300 in 2017 to \$72,900 in 2020.

How is AMT taxable AMT calculated?

How Does the AMT Calculation Work?

1. Calculate taxable income.
2. Add back preferential tax items, such as capital gains, to establish an individual’s minimum tax amount.
3. Add back 30% of capital gains (which means 80% of capital gains will now be taxable, instead of the normal 50%) for minimum tax calculations.

Do I pay AMT or regular tax?

The difference between a taxpayer’s AMTI and his AMT exemption is taxed using the relevant rate schedule. This yields the tentative minimum tax (TMT). If the TMT is higher than the taxpayer’s regular tax liability for the year, they pay the regular tax and the amount by which the TMT exceeds the regular tax.

### How does the Amt work for the IRS?

Under the tax law, certain tax benefits can significantly reduce a taxpayer’s regular tax amount. The alternative minimum tax (AMT) applies to taxpayers with high economic income by setting a limit on those benefits. It helps to ensure that those taxpayers pay at least a minimum amount of tax. How Is the AMT Calculated?

### What’s the difference between the normal tax rate and the Amt?

In contrast, your tax under the Alternative Minimum Tax rates is only \$31,000. Since the AMT is lower than the normal tax, you are not subject to the AMT. What if you calculate your tax under traditional tax rules to be \$35,000 but under AMT rules, your tax is \$39,000?

How is the AMT foreign tax credit calculated?

Multiplying the amount computed in (2) by the appropriate AMT tax rates, and Subtracting the AMT foreign tax credit. The law sets the AMT exemption amounts and AMT tax rates. Taxpayers can use the special capital gain rates in effect for the regular tax if they’re lower than the AMT tax rates that would otherwise apply.

How to find out if you are subject to the Amt?

To find out if you may be subject to the AMT, refer to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) line instructions in the Instructions for Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR. If subject to the AMT, you may be required to complete and attach Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax – Individuals.