House Approves H.R. 8 to Extend 2001 and 2003 Tax Rates


The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted 256 to 171 in favor of H.R. 8, the “Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act,” which would extend the 2001 and 2003 tax rates through 2013. 

H.R. 8 includes an extension of current marginal tax rates, as well as dividend and capital gains tax rates. It also extends current estate tax rates and exemption levels through 2013 and provides for an alternative minimum tax (AMT) patch, also through 2013. Without a legislative solution, all of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts will expire at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

The Senate passed its version of tax cut legislation a week earlier, voting 51 to 48 in favor of the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, S. 3412. The two bills now must go to conference so that Congress can negotiate the differences between the two measures.

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