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Thanks for the replies - good suggestions and caveats to consider for 2008.

Couple of follow-up questions:
- Do you know the maximum amount listed for a married couple filing jointly to qualify for the 0%?
- Taxable income (this year line 43 on 1040)includes capital gains income (line 13)and reduces adjusted gross income by itemized deductions and exemptions. Is taxable income, line 43, the amount I should be concerned with for determining how much I can handle in capital gains to still qualify for the zero rate?
- Do I understand that I would be limited to the difference between taxable income, line 43, and whatever that maximum for married couple filing jointly?
- If so, since I do receive social security and have some dividend and interest income, would I have to make my best guess how much profit to take in 2008?

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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