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Roughly 1/2 my "income" is required distributions from my IRA. I can't really make myself think of this as income, since it was my money already. It's taxed as income, though.

It's taxed now because it wasn't taxed before it went into the acct. You had a big wad of tax-free income every year back in the day--when you were likely in a higher tax bracket, to boot. Just sayin'. Oh--and some states don't tax IRA withdrawals.
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