Shhhhhhhhhh....... FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Obama Has Cut Taxes for 98.6 Percent of Working* Households** The broadest tax cut in the stimulus package is the ‚ÄúMaking Work Pay‚ÄĚ tax credit, worth about $116.2 billion (see the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center for this and other figures) and applicable to the vast majority of working Americans. Indeed, all single filers making less than $95,000 and all joint filers making less than $190,000 are eligible for this tax cut. Most of them, in fact, are already receiving it in the form of lower withholding on their paychecks. The well-to-do are benefiting too ‚Äď or at least they will once it comes time to file their taxes next April. That‚Äôs because, as part of the stimulus, the government extended the alternative minimum tax (AMT) ‚Äúpatch‚ÄĚ, which reduces the tax burden for some 24-26 million Americans who would be subject to the AMT.