May 13, 2010 11:50 AM | | Bookmark and Share

Congress may be ready to close the “carried interest” loophole, which allows wealthy investment fund managers to pay taxes at lower rates than middle-income people. Carried interest is the share of profits that investors pay to compensate certain people for managing their money. The investment managers who receive carried interest have been allowed to pretend that this compensation represents profits on money they have invested themselves, thus entitling them to pay taxes at a lower rate.

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