Popular Tax Credits Remain in Doubt as Extenders Elude Congress

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Congress may have to resurrect some tax credits in order to kill them.
That is one possible outcome of what has become an annual debate on various tax breaks for farmers, teachers, owners of small businesses and others that lawmakers typically extend for short periods with a promise of a more comprehensive review to follow.
The tax provisions, called “extenders” by lobbyists and lawmakers, expire again in January 2014, the deadline Congress set when it renewed them as part of the January 2013 deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

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