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I have read thru much of the FAQ which was
very helpful regarding capital gains issues but I still have simple (stupid)question. First my situation:

This is going to be the first year that I need to
actually file something other than an EZ form. I got married last July, we rent an apartment, and I have a considerable amount of capital gains that I need to
claim from my new E*Trade accounts. I really do not think that I can itemize and the only other deduction is some student loan interest amounts. My wife and I are going to owe a lot (and get penalized) because we claimed too many dependants in 99.

What form do I need to use, just the basic 1040 with
no need to itemize ??? Relatively easy to do myself...no HR Block needed, correct ?

Sorry for the newbie question. I hope I do not get as much abuse as posters who inquire about stock splits on the CSCO board. Thanks for your help.
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