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Forgive the mundane question, but I am confused. If I sell appreciated stock, I expect to pay whatever the current rate is on the long-term capital gain. Question: Will having sold that stock affect my marginal rate on earned ordinary income thereafter?
For instance, if in January I sell $150,000-worth of highly appreciated stock and pay the 20% or whatever federal rate on the long-term gain, will I be paying a higher rate out of the paycheck I take home from my employer for the remainder of that year?


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