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Mr. and Mrs. Poe earned $115,900 compensation income and $963 interest this year and recognized a $600 short-term capital gain and a $7,200 long-term capital gain on the sale of securities. They incurred $4,400 investment interest expense and $12,500 other itemized deductions. They have no dependents.
a. Compute the Poe’s income tax on a joint return if they don’t elect to treat any long-term capital gain as investment income.
b. Compute the Poe’s income tax if they elect to treat enough long-term capital gain as investment income to allow them to deduct their investment interest.


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