The framework preserves deductions that encourage buying homes and giving to charity.
How to lessen the impact of the tax system's evil twin: the AMT.
The Alternative Minimum Tax, or AMT, requires taxpayers to refigure their income tax liability without many of the tax deductions and exemptions typically allowed under normal circumstances.
Only 19,000 people owed the AMT in 1970, but millions paid it last year.
Money's guide to taxes has answers to your basic tax questions.