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Map of ReformAMT membership Our mission is to correct an injustice created by the way in which the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is inappropriately and unjustly imposed upon owners of incentive stock options. Through the building of a grassroots tax reform organization we seek to urge Congress to correct this flawed tax code, which has resulted in financial devastation for taxpayers obeying this law. Congressman Sam Johnson has been a champion, friend, and ally - read his statement on ISO-AMT. Beyond correction of the law, we also seek full redress from the United States Government for those affected. More...


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October 3, 3:15pm (EST)

FINALLY, IT'S OVER!!!


Breaking News - The President has signed the Financial Bill with our Provision. It's law now!!!

ReformAMT would like to thank all who contributed to the effort these past 8 years. It has been a long and arduous journey. Stay tuned for more celebration and updates.


With your efforts, WE WON!!!!!



October 3, 2008 - It's finally over! Full legislative relief has passed.

Click here to read about our Phase II victory.



Dec 8, 2006 - HR 3385 (HR 6111) Passed!  

Click here to read about our Phase I victory.




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Members Losing Their Homes in 2006

June 11, 2006 - Single Mother Loses Her Home (Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-CA-52) The IRS has forced a single mother to sell her home to pay for taxes that far exceed both her annual income and the gross proceeds of her stock. Back in April, we asked Congress to help before it was too late (Her April Letter to Congress). She has now lost her home and is still being forced to make monthly payments to the IRS. To the Honorable Members of both the House and Senate, PLEASE HELP STOP THIS NONSENSE! Read her latest letter.


May 2, 2006 - Illinois Family Loses Everything (Rep. Jesse Jackson, D-IL-2) The IRS forced a family of four out of their home this last February. Husband and Wife of 30 years, Dan and Vicki Taylor have lost everything. And, their children are suffering too. The Taylor's Son had to give up his education at a university; and the Taylor's Daughter had to move in with relatives. All of this because of a tax on NO INCOME --- a tax greater than the Taylor's net worth --- the AMT on ISOs. Read their story. To the Honorable Members of both the House and Senate, please help the Taylors and bring their family back together.


April 27, 2006 - Another Urgent Plea to Congress - Please Help!!! (Rep. Melissa Bean, D-IL-8) Another Illinois Family is about to lose their home. The IRS is about to force another family out of their home because of tax on NO INCOME. Read their story. To the Honorable Members of both the House and Senate, like Angela (see above), you are the Pritchett's last hope.


What's New?

  • California Tax Bar Letter of Support for HR 3385 (Oct 25, 2006)

  • Honorable Sam Johnson's New Dear Colleague Letter to Congress (Oct 26, 2005)

  • Excerpts from the National Taxpayer Advocate Service 2006 Annual Report to Congress. (Sept 19, 2005)
    Excerpts related to topics such as offers-in-compromise and taxpayer compliance issues.

  • New bill HR 3385 is introduced to refund AMT credits. Visit Honorable Sam Johnson's website. Read the Coalition for Tax Fairness press release. (July 21, 2005)

  • ReformAMT submits testimony to the Ways and Means Tax Reform Hearing (June 10, 2005 and July 28, 2005)

  • Nice turnout of testimonies from ReformAMT members to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform! (July 11, 2005)
  • Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced by Senate Finance Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Baucus to Repeal the Individual AMT (May 23, 2005)

  • ReformAMT's Proposal to the Tax Reform Panel (May 2, 2005)

  • Tax Court Offers No Help for AMT on ISO Exercise (April 18, 2005)

  • Alternative Minimum Tax Effects Spreading (April 15, 2005)

  • CNBC's Larry Kudlow Interviews Connie Mack - Former Senator Mack says AMT treatment of incentive stock options is "fundamentally wrong" (excerpts). (April 14, 2005)

  • San Diego Fox Channel 6 ISO AMT Video (March 22, 2005)



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  • National Taxpayer Advocate Service 2004 Annual Report to Congress. (Mar 5, 2005)
    National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson writes "The need for AMT relief looms like the proverbial elephant in the room, and for that reason we once again, for the third year, recommend its repeal."
         AMT and OIC excerpts from Annual Report
         2004 Executive Summary
         2004 Annual Report
         2004 Annual Report Volume 2

  • Ways and Means Select Revenue Measure Testimony (Dec 14, 2004).
          Click here Congressman Jim McCrery Announces Hearing on Select Tax Issues (Sept 23, 2004).
          Click here Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren's testimony on AMT (Sept 23, 2004).
          Click here Congressman Mike Honda's testimony on AMT (Sept 23, 2004).
          Click here Congressman Duke Cunningham's testimony on AMT (Sept 29, 2004).
          Click here ReformAMT's thank-you letter to our Congress Representatives (Dec 7, 2004).

  • Senator Grassley and Senator Baucus Continue to Work on Offer-in-Compromise Program (Dec 14, 2004).
          Click here Senators' letter to the US Treasury (Sept 3, 2004).
          Click here ReformAMT's thank-you letter to the Senators (Oct 25, 2004).
          Click here IRS response to Senate Finance Committee September letter (Oct 28, 2004).
          Click here Senators' calling for an investigation of the OIC program (Nov 30, 2004).

  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals 2000 Report on Stock Plan Design and Administration (Nov 29, 2004)

  • ReformAMT member's, the Speltz family, interviewed on CBS Evening News (Oct 1, 2004).
          Click here for article and video.

  • Supporters of reforming AMT.

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