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Lifted from the link and dealing with 2019 brackets....

Let’s say you’re married and this year your taxable income (which is calculated after subtracting out your itemized deductions or standard deduction) is going to be about $60,000. You now have room for more income before you hit the 15% capital gains bracket; $18,750 of room to be exact.

https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-use-the-zero-percent-tax-r...

So in your case, if you earn $80,000, essentially have zero room for the 0% cap gains rate. If you earn $40,000, then you can sell $40,000 worth and owe zero on cap gains.

JLC
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