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    Monica, a single taxpayer, purchased 10,000 shares of 1244 stock several years ago at a cost of $20 per share. In November 2007, she received an offer to sell the stock for $12 per share. She has the option of either selling all of the stock now or selling half of the stock now and half of the stock in January of next year. Monica will receive a salary of $80,000 for the current year and $90,000 next year. Monica will have long-term capital gains of $8,000 for the current year and $10,000 next year. If Monica's goal is to minimize her AGI for the 2 years, determine whether she should sell all of her stock this year or half of her stock this year and half next year.

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    Monica, a single taxpayer, purchased 10,000 shares of 1244 stock several years ago at a cost of $20 per share. In November 2007, she received an offer to sell the stock for $12 per share. She has the option of either selling all of the stock now or selling half of the stock now and half of the stock in January of next year. Monica will receive a salary of $80,000 for the current year and $90,000 next year. Monica will have long-term capital gains of $8,000 for the current year and $10,000 next year. If Monica's goal is to minimize her AGI for the 2 years, determine whether she should sell all of her stock this year or half of her stock this year and half next year.
    Credit Value: 13 Deadline: August 29, 2009, 12:05 am

    Given that Monica aims to minimize her adjusted gross income or AGI for 2007 and 2008, her decision on whether ...

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    The solution examines minimizing AGI for 2 years. The expert determines whether to sell a stock or not.

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