AMT Data Now Available by Congressional District, County, and Metro Area

January 9, 2007

Today, the Tax Foundation released a Fiscal Fact along with multiple data sets that highlight where the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) hits the hardest. The main finding is that the AMT hits hardest in California and in the Northeast, especially the areas surrounding New York City. The following is a list of the top 10 congressional districts that are hit by AMT.

State

Cong. District

Current Member of Congress

Political Party

Percentage of Tax Returns Paying AMT

Rank

NY

18

Lowey

D

13.52%

1

NY

14

Maloney

D

12.36%

2

CA

14

Eshoo

D

11.42%

3

CA

30

Waxman

D

10.96%

4

NJ

11

Frelinghuysen

R

10.62%

5

NY

8

Nadler

D

10.57%

6

CT

4

Shays

R

10.53%

7

NJ

5

Garrett

R

10.06%

8

NJ

7

Ferguson

R

9.69%

9

NY

2

Israel

D

9.25%

10

In total, there are four data sets that have been posted:

AMT by State

AMT by Congressional District

AMT by Major City Area

AMT by County


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