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CBO AMT Will Ensnare 27 Million in 2010
(TaxProfBlog) – The number of people who will be subject to the alternative minimum tax (AMT) will increase dramatically in 2010 under current law. About 4.5 million taxpayers were affected by the AMT in 2009.
 
Lawmakers Warm to Excise Tax Deal as Leaders Continue Health Talks
(BNA) – House lawmakers said the talks are progressing, and cited an agreement between the White House and organized labor on taxing so-called Cadillac health insurance plans as a major step toward reaching agreement on a compromise bill.
 
Why Some Dividends May Change Their Stripes
(CFO) – FASB issues new guidance on why some dividends must be treated like a stock issuance when shareholders have a choice between stock and cash distributions.
 
Just in Case: The Skinny on Buying Disability Insurance
(Wall Street Journal) – Disability-insurance benefits from the workplace and the government are getting harder to come by—and that’s putting more pressure on consumers to purchase their own coverage in case a medical condition keeps them from working.
 
IRS Updates Method Thresholds for Vehicle Fringe Benefits
(Journal of Accountancy) – The IRS has updated for 2010 (Revenue Procedure 2010-10) the maximum allowable fair market value (FMV) of an employer-provided vehicle for which the cents-per-mile and fleet-average rules may be used in determining the value of an employee’s personal use of the vehicle.

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