Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
The bill for extending all the Bush tax cuts except the estate and gift tax reductions through 2020: $3.5 trillion.*
Income tax cut for families earning less than $250,000 a year: $1,184 billion
Income tax cut for families earning $250,000 a year or more: $700 billion
Inflation adjustment of the alternative minimum tax: $584 billion**
Marriage tax relief: $360 billion
$1,000 child tax credit: $359 billion
Capital-gains and dividend tax cuts: $238 billion
Other: $71 billion
* This analysis excludes the estate and gift tax cuts.
** Without this patch, the AMT would snatch back the Bush cuts from many higher-income taxpayers
Data: Joint Committee on Taxation, Treasury Dept.