The head of the Internal Revenue Service told lawmakers that if Congress fails to extend the traditional patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax, approximately 60 million Americans could be affected and about 33 million taxpayers could pay the AMT for tax year 2012. 

In a letter to the leaders of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller also warned that tax season could be delayed for up to a month next year if Congress does not act soon.

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