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Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant for Individuals

Individuals who claim certain tax benefits may owe AMT. The easiest way to calculate your AMT is to use tax software, which will automatically figure your tax, including any AMT. 

If you do not use tax software to prepare your tax return, you may need to complete Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals to figure your AMT, if any. The AMT Assistant will tell you whether you need to complete Form 6251, but it will not figure your AMT. 

Before You Start

Have your draft Form 1040 available, completed through Line 44 (Tax), as well as your draft Schedule A (if used). If advance payments of the premium tax credit were paid for you, your spouse, or someone else you enrolled in insurance coverage through the Marketplace, you should also complete line 46. If you are claiming the foreign tax credit, you should also complete Form 1040, line 48.

AMT Assistant

Prior Years Still Available

Tax Year 2014 AMT Assistant

Tax Year 2013 AMT Assistant

Your entries in the AMT Assistant application are anonymous and the information will be used only to determine whether you need to complete Form 6251. All Entries are erased when you exit or start over. See the IRS Privacy Policy for more information. 

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 19-Jan-2016