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I am a relatively new investor in that while I have owned stocks for the past couple of years I sold stocks for the first time this year .. some losses and some pretty significant gains (my company was purchased by another company (cash) and I was forced to sell a large number of shares all at once). I also have some investment expenses such as margin interest expenses and the cost of investment newsletters.

I am trying to determine if I need some assistance from a professional to help with my tax strategy as it relates to purchase/sale of stocks for 2005 and beyond. I understand that the answer to this question will depend on the individual, but curious if anyone has anyone has any general comments/suggestions. I am in the Stamford Ct. area if anyone has any suggestions in terms of tax professionals.

Thanks in advance.
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