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CORRECTED-U.S. corporate alternative minimum tax should be removed -House Republican

Republican@ (Corrects to reflect interview was with CNBC, not MSNBC)

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The alternative minimum tax on corporations, which had been included in the U.S. Senate's tax bill, should be eliminated in the final legislation, Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, said on Monday.

"I think that has to be eliminated because that would destroy R&D," McCarthy said in an interview with CNBC. " ... Especially when you look at California, the engine that actually creates from a lot of entrepreneurs and others, that should be eliminated for sure." (Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)