The AMT was finally patched just in time for Christmas break but there will still be a delay in getting your refund and it will be back next year because the patch is only good for this year:
'Twas the night before Christmas, or just about so,
All Congressmen and Senators straight home wished to go.
Then what to our wondering eyes did appear,
But a tax called "alternative," which the middle class fears.
So Reid and Pelosi, they finally surrendered,
And decided to patch it, lest voters be angered.
But the Grinch AMT, it just won't disappear.
Unless Congress kills it, it will resurface next year.