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I'm a newbie stock seller and can't quite wrap my mind around the IRS instructions for taxes on capital gains.
Can someone advise?

I've sold some stock, held for over 18 months, for a gain. My taxes this year will be substantially more than 90% of my tax withholdings from my paycheck (or last year, for that matter). This is based on the _sample_ 1997 tax forms on the IRS web site. 

Now, I know I need to file Schedule D and 1040 for my US taxes, but...... do I file/pay estimated taxes on 
the gains before the end of January? If I understand the rules correctly, I could be fined if I don't.

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