Article Photos: Expiring credits, deductions extended by Congress 2/5

This photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 shows H&R Block Tax preparer Tracey Wales, right, working with customer Muneer Sheikh, on preparing his taxes, at H&R Block office downtown in Washington. Taxpayers preparing to file their 2012 returns can breathe a collective sigh of relief. The alternative minimum tax or AMT has been patched, permanently, and several tax credits and deductions that technically expired at the end of 2011were extended as part of the fiscal cliff legislation that Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law in January 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)