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My wife and I recently retired and, except for about $10,000 in Social Security, all of our income for the year 2000 will be derived from long-term capital gains. If all of those gains are realized during the first and second quarters, can I legally make our estimated tax payments in four equal quarterly payments or must I make them in quarters one and two and then make none for quarters three and four.

Also, is there any way to avoid completing a form 2210 in this case.

...Thanks

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