Washington -- By an overwhelming 333-89 margin, House lawmakers passed a bill that indexes the controversial Alternative Minimum Tax for inflation for a one-year period, rather than allowing the AMT to revert to its 2002 levels if left to expire.

The bill, H.R. 4227, raises the 2005 AMT limits to $58,950 for married couples filing jointly and to $40,900 for individual filers, versus the 2003-2004 levels of $58,000 and $40,250, respectively.

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