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An x86 chip platform from Intel that supports hardware-based remote systems management. It was introduced with the Core 2 Duo CPU and chipset and features Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT). Using a third-party management console such as OpenView, LANdesk or Altiris, system administrators can wake up, inventory, diagnose, repair and push security updates and patches to all vPro systems in the network.

Active Management Technology (AMT)
The AMT chipset provides an out-of-band communications channel that works no matter what functioning or non-functioning state the OS is in. It provides a non-volatile memory for critical system data that cannot be compromised, and it has the ability to isolate a PC from the network if threatened or infected. See x86 chip platform and Intel Core.
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Note that any AMT planning should involve multiyear projections, to determine both the regular tax and AMT liabilities over a number of years and to decide what actions will provide the best results over the long run.
Taxpayers with business income frequently have AMT adjustments related to depreciation or depletion deductions, gains or losses on the sale of business assets, and installment gains.
Congress was forced to "patch" the AMT by raising the exemption amount to prevent middle-class taxpayers from being hit by the tax.
AMT was a completely new technology and untested yet in this market.
show how the large AMT exemption's phaseout, at a rate of 25% as AMT income exceeds certain levels, leads the nominal AMT MTR of 26% or 28% to be effectively 25% higher -- 32.
In addition to creating a one-year AMT patch, that version of the bill extended several expiring tax provisions for one year and provided offsets primarily by taxing the income of private equity managers, venture capitalists, and certain real estate investors at ordinary income rates, instead of at the lower capital gains rate.
w]hile approximately 4 million taxpayers were subject to AMT in 2006, it is projected that in 2007, absent a change in law, 23.
The taxpayer argued that the prohibition against carrying back capital losses to a previous year and the $3,000 deduction limitation on capital losses applied only to the regular tax computation, not the AMT calculation.
We hope this will encourage the talented writers among us to send in their best work, whatever length suits it best, and that future issues of AMT will have a more varied "rhythm" as a result.
Taxpayers that have to pay AMT most likely lose their deductions, leaving them with nothing to offset their tax liabilities.
1% of all individuals; the number of taxpayers facing potential AMT liability is expanding exponentially due to "bracket creep" caused by inflation and the growth in incomes and by the classification of commonly used exemptions land deductions as "tax preferences.
The AMT was enacted to make it harder for very wealthy people to avoid taxes.