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Not sure this is the correct place to pose this question but if not perhaps I can be directed to the correct board.

At 55, I have just retired. approx 90% of my retirement is in company stock which has appreciated approximately 300% above my cost basis. Electing to take this stock at cost basis results in taxable income of approx $90k. The wife and I are planning to build our retirement home requiring approximately $200K of this stock be sold. We have other assets but they are also mostly the same company stock. It seems to me that I am preparing to incurr a tremendous tax bite for next year's tax season, no matter how I do this. Does anyone have any advice on minimizing this tax liability short of not building the new home?

Any thoughts are welcome.
I have already decided to delay the bulk of the new home outlay untill next year to try to spread the bite over time but I understand that I will have to send in estimated tax payment in just this next quarter that will exceed my tax payment for 1999.
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