I am a full-time employee at an organization. For the past two years, my financial case is incredibly straight forward.
(1) For 2017 as well as 2018, I was single with no dependants.
(2) I took the standard deduction for 2017. I intend to take the standard deduction for 2018 as well.
(3) Apart from the standard deduction, I have absolutely no other deduction for either of the years. Not even 401K contributions.
(4) For both years, my taxable income was more than 80k$.
I used Sprint tax for my 2017 taxes and it didn't calculate any alternative minimum tax. If it did, I didn't get any form back from it.
This year, for 2018 I decided to do my taxes by myself. I noticed that in the instructions for Alternative minimum tax it says that if your income is more than 70k for single filling, you have to work through the form 6251. Now if I do this for 2018 alone, considering the fact that I haven't done it for the year 2017 will I get in trouble with the IRS?
Also, do I need to calculate my AMT amount? I have absolutely no other deductions other than standard deductions. One of my colleagues who makes exactly the same amount of salary as I do, used turbo tax and even he also didn't end up having to pay any AMT.