The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on Dec. 18, 2015. This tax law change extended a number of expired tax breaks. Almost half of the provisions were extended permanently, and the remaining provisions were extended for at least one year. Typically, tax extenders are voted on by Congress every year or two. About 11 million tax filers claimed one or more of these tax extender benefits when filing a tax return in the past. The following list recaps the provisions that were extended.