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I am an employee with some capital gains. I don't have any rental property. 

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Do you have a 1099-DIV with an amount in Box 5?
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yes!
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Thanks for your help!
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You're welcome
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That's where your 199a deduction is coming from.  Box 5 on form 1099-DIV reports REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) distributions.  Although REITS are not considered to be QBI, they can qualify for the Section 199A deduction.