Politico answers five questions about the fight over the tax code currently in contest in government.
Washington's word of the moment: Loopholes.
They're the nefarious sounding — but perfectly legal — perks in the Tax Code that House Speaker John Boehner says could dig up new revenue for the government without raising taxes. President Barack Obama has called that math bogus.
It's a fight that'll continue through the end of the year as Congress scrambles to avoid tumbling over the fiscal cliff.
Here are POLITICO's need-to-know questions on these pieces of the Tax Code: