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What Investment Expenses Are Deductible In Computing Net Investment Income?

In order to arrive at Net Investment Income, Gross Investment Income is reduced by deductions that are properly allocable to items of Gross Investment Income. Examples of properly allocable deductions include investment interest expense, investment advisory and brokerage fees, expenses related to rental and royalty income, and state and local income taxes properly allocable to items included in Net Investment Income.

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