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HR 6 - Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples - National Key Vote

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Title: Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would provide $182 billion over 10 years in tax relief for married couples.

Highlights:

  • Provides that the basic standard deduction for a married couple filing jointly shall be twice that of unmarried individuals, beginning in 2001.
  • Phases out the 15 percent tax bracket over 6 years beginning in 2003 by doubling the size of joint returns for married couples.
  • Increases earned income credit by $2,000 for married couples filing jointly beginning in 2001.
  • Repeals provisions that reduce the refundable child credit and earned income credit by the amount of the taxpayer's alternative minimum tax starting in 2002.

Title: Changes in Income Tax Deductions for Married Couples

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