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Yes, a married couple can pay 0% on capital gains up to $80k. But only if they have no other income. Any other income counts toward that $80k limit.

Well, it's really $80.8k for 2021. And you also have to consider their deductions. So even for a couple MFJ who takes the minimum standard deduction of $25.1k (without adjustments for age or vision), they could have up to $105.9k in capital gains and still remain in the 0% capital gains bracket if they have no other income.

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