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kaneohe
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Sounds like a curse to fill out a form only to find a 0 results.

I would use a tax calculator like this one
https://www.mortgagecalculator.org/calcs/1040-calculator.php

to calculate your tax. You can expand the Total Tax Before Credits by press on the V on the right hand side which will bring up the AMT.
If it is 0, I would not bother filing the 6251. It only serves a purpose
if the AMT if > 0. When the law was changed a few yrs ago, the AMT became much less likely for many.

Also since you don’t meet any of the requirements to file, why complicate your life and theirs.

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by kaneohe.