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Question on Tax Q&A for 3/5/98 -
The text recommends that you check your work by
comparing net capital gains in line 17 to the
total of lines 36, 40, 46, and 50. They should
be exactly the same amount.

Rather, shouldn't the total of lines 36, 40, 46,
and 50 equal line 19 (total taxable income) minus
$41,200 (for married filing jointly)? Or line
17 plus amount of income over $41,200?

I've reviewed my Schedule D over and over and
can't reconcile the totals of lines 36, 40, 46,
and 50 to line 17 as recommended.
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