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RetireAtFifty: "(Last year, because of smart tax planning, I paid $84 total in federal taxes.)"

First, I assume that you mean federal income taxes, and not all federal taxes.

Second, was AMT an issue?

Third, if I may be so bold, how to you limit your federal income tax liability to only $84 and still support yourself and your spouse?

Curiously, JAFO

Do you mean that you paid $84 on top of what was withheld? Cause if thats the case you paid more than that, but simply never saw it because it was taken off the top

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