$50 Billion Worth Of Tax Breaks Expire

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Subsidies for wind farms were among the tax breaks that expired on Jan. 1. i

Subsidies for wind farms were among the tax breaks that expired on Jan. 1. Sandy Huffaker/AP hide caption

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Subsidies for wind farms were among the tax breaks that expired on Jan. 1.

Subsidies for wind farms were among the tax breaks that expired on Jan. 1.

Sandy Huffaker/AP

A bevy of tax breaks — 55 of them, in fact — expired on New Year's Day. They range from a subsidy for the construction of wind farms, to a tax break for NASCAR racetracks. Some of these tax incentives may not be crucial to the national economy — but others are, at least according to the recipients.

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