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Text of the AMT Equity Act of 2007

This bill was introduced on December 6, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 6, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2432

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 6, 2007

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide alternative minimum tax relief for 2007 and to provide special tax rates for certain capital gains and qualified dividend income for 2007, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the AMT Equity Act of 2007.

2.

One-year extension of alternative minimum tax relief for nonrefundable personal credits

(a)

In general

Paragraph (2) of section 26(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to special rule for taxable years 2000 through 2006) is amended—

(1)

by striking or 2006 and inserting 2006, or 2007, and

(2)

by striking 2006 in the heading thereof and inserting 2007.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

3.

One-year extension of increased alternative minimum tax exemption amount

(a)

In general

Paragraph (1) of section 55(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to exemption amount) is amended—

(1)

by striking ($62,550 in the case of taxable years beginning in 2006) in subparagraph (A) and inserting ($66,250 in the case of taxable years beginning in 2007), and

(2)

by striking ($42,500 in the case of taxable years beginning in 2006) in subparagraph (B) and inserting ($44,350 in the case of taxable years beginning in 2007).

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

4.

Temporary repeal of individual alternative minimum tax for certain taxpayers

(a)

In general

Section 55(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to alternative minimum tax imposed) is amended by adding at the end the following new flush sentence:

For purposes of this title, for any taxable year beginning in 2007, the tentative minimum tax shall be zero on any taxpayer other than a corporation whose adjusted gross income for such taxable year does not exceed $100,000 ($200,000 in the case of a joint return).

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

5.

Special tax rates on certain capital gains and qualified dividend income for 2007

(a)

In general

Section 1(h)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to maximum capital gains rate) is amended by adding at the end the following new flush sentence:

For purposes of any taxable year beginning in 2007, the rate of tax specified in subparagraph (C) shall be increased by 1 percentage point (but not to be increased by more than 20 percentage points) for each $50,000 (or fraction thereof) by which a taxpayer's adjusted gross income for such taxable year exceeds $1,000,000 ($2,000,000 in the case of a joint return).

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006.

6.

One-time estimated tax safe harbor for increased tax liability

For purposes of any taxable year beginning in 2007, in the case of any individual with respect to whom the amendments made by section 5 apply—

(1)

the tax shown on the return under section 6654(d)(1)(B)(i) of such Code shall be reduced (but not below zero) by the amount of tax imposed by reason of such amendments shown on the return,

(2)

the tax for the taxable year under section 6654(d)(2)(B)(i) of such Code (before multiplication by the applicable percentage) shall be reduced (but not below zero) by the tax imposed by reason of such amendments, and

(3)

the amount of tax for the taxable year for purposes of section 6654(e)(1) of such Code shall be reduced (but not below zero) by the amount of tax imposed by reason of such amendments.