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|Subject: Re: Long Term Capital Gains||Date: 1/18/2013 9:43 PM|
|Author: ptheland||Number: 117394 of 121801|
Is this correct?
Yep. Pretty much.
Keep in mind the 0% rate applies only to the extent that the capital gain would have been taxed at 15% or less. Once the capital gain pushes you through the 15% bracket into the 25% bracket, the amount in the 25% bracket is taxed at 15%.
So your $1 million long term capital gain is not going to be tax free just because you don't have any other income. (But some part of it would be!)
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