Don Cazayoux on Taxes

Last Updated : 35, 1734

Voting Record

Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008

The Alternative Minimum Tax was created to tax wealthy individuals who were exploiting loopholes to avoid paying taxes. It was not indexed to inflation and now affects many more families than it was intended. Congress regularly applies "fixes" to the law in the form of yearly adjustments. Sometimes they attempt to repeal it completely. In 2008, the house voted on the Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008. The bill was had the objectives of increasing and extending through 2008 the alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amounts, and extending through 2008 the offset of certain nonrefundable personal tax credits against regular and AMT tax liability. This change would have brought in less revenue and that was to be offset by lowering the tax deductions for oil companies. The bill was supported by most Democrats and opposed by most Republicans. While it passed the house, it never came up for a vote in the Senate. Don Cazayoux voted in favor of the Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008.

Don Cazayoux voted in favor of the Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008.

 

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