Tax credit for energy-saving improvements was extended, but won't be nearly as generous in 2011. That means a rush now.
Hedge-fund managers and affluent taxpayers mostly do well, but couples earning less than $40,000 may pay more taxes.
The package extends many Bush-era tax breaks, including lower rates, and cuts the Social Security payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.
Taxpayers who didn't have enough withheld because of the Making Work Pay credit will have to pay up when they file.
Tax deal lets homeowners continue to deduct PMI, but some will lose the right to deduct property taxes.
Provisions on Coverdell accounts, capital gains, IRA gifts to charity and other extensions benefit those who are not rich.
Current plan would exempt 40,000 estates from tax next year. Democrats say that gives too much to the wealthy.
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