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So, I guess dividends would be investment income that could be offest by margin interest? What about the interest my broker paid me when I had cash in my account? And is margin interest subject to the "miscellanious deductions" limits?

Interest income is also considered to be investment income -- just like dividends.

Margin interest is not subject to the 2% floor like misc investment expenses, (books, fees, etc)

Unused investment interest will also carryover to subsequent years to offset future investment income -- limited to a five year carryover

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