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Questions tagged [gift-tax]

This tag is to be used for any question pertaining to gifts received and taken and applicability of taxes. If this tag is used, ideally a country-specific tag should also be specified, to indicate which region a question belongs to, as the answer may differ based on the country. Related tag is "income-tax" for question related to income.

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Do I need to inform the IRS in advance if I gift money?

I live in the US and want to give my sister who lives abroad a large amount of money to help her buy a house. I understand I will need to declare that amount which will be deducted by the amount that ...
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Avoiding estate tax by giving multiple gifts

From my understanding in the US, a father can give an individual gift of $15,000 to a child (or anyone) without any tax liabilities and without impacting the lifetime allowance. If the father wants ...
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Is it possible to pay off a friend's debt without them being taxed on it?

I'm in England. Let's say my friend has £45,350 salary, and a credit card debt of £5,000. Were I to pay that debt off for them, would that £5,000 from me count as income, increasing their tax bill? ...
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From a legal point of view, how do I establish who the gift “receiver” is while transferring money from the US to India?

There is $14,000 per receiver per year federal gift tax exclusion limit while sending money from the US to India. From a legal stand point, how can I establish that I am sending the gift amount to ...
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Joint gift to grandchild

In 2019 we plan to give $25,000 to our 26 yr old grandchild. All of our ready cash is in joint checking and savings accounts, with both names on the checks. Can we write one $25,000 check as a gift ...
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Using the gift exception to get more money to charity

Like most middle class families after the 2018 tax code changes, even with a mortgage I'm very far from being able to itemize. Looking at how to optimally give to charity, it seems like a shame to not ...
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After the sale of my company, I’d like to make a cash gift to a friend who worked as an employee of my company

The cash gift will be paid from my personal bank account from the proceeds of the sale of the company. I will have already paid appropriate tax on the proceeds received from the sale as per the rules ...
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Tax implications of money transfer to and from parents

I am an Indian working in the US on H1B and I want to transfer some money (about $70k) to my parents in India. They plan to use it temporarily and then return the money back to me in the US. What ...
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Canadian gifting a biological parent living in and citizen of the US

As a Canadian Citizen I have given (gifted) in excess of 100K US to my adult child (US Citizen) living in the US with no tax implications other than him filling out the proper form to acknowledge it. ...
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How to transfer money from india to usa [duplicate]

My son is a US Citizen and he will be entering into College on coming September 2019. We (parents)are green card holder & lives in US. We have a house here in India. We want to sell it and bring ...
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Does IRS count paying mortgage principal as taxable income from family?

My parents offered me a generous gift, specifically they want to pay off $10,000 of my mortgage principal (the mortgage is under my name, not theirs). However, I am hesitant to let them do this, as ...
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Taxes on money gift from abroad

Would I be taxed on money gift from abroad? Consider the amount is larger than 100k. If yes, what is the rate? If no, do I still have to file some particular tax form on it as well?
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Are gifts taxable income in Canada if not from family?

If I receive a large sum of money (going towards helping fund athletics) from a person who is not family, does this count as personal income? I know there have been cases where people have been ...
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Gift from my Dad [duplicate]

My dad lives in India and is an Indian citizen. I am a UK citizen. My dad would like to give me and my wife a gift of around £8K each. Would I have to pay tax on this in the UK? My dad has already ...
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Investing in grandfathers name to save tax in India

I was looking for saving tax by investing/gifting to parents. My father/mother is paying tax, instead can I gift my money to grandfather to save tax ? Grandfather does earns so easily 20 lakh could ...
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Money transfer from India [duplicate]

I am a green card holder in US, my mother wants to gift me $6000. I want to know if there are any laws that prevent me to accepting the monies as gift? Will I have to declare it in my return? Will she ...
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Tax implication when receiving Bitcoin gift from foreign relative?

Does the recipient has to pay tax, or report receiving the Bitcoin? receiving: US, sending: China. Edit: receiving gift.
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Capital gains when selling property

My parents bought a condo in 2005 for $75,000 and rented it out through 2015. I got married in March 2016 and moved in. I paid the HOA and property taxes to my parents. My parents gifted this ...
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Can you gift someone money for purpose of investing to avoid capital gains upon inheritance?

After reading through information on capital gains tax and estate tax, I read that a heir of an investment does not have to pay capital gains on that investment. That is it's transferred free and ...
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Tax consequences of a gift returned to sender?

Transaction 1: On 2014-12-27, I sent a holiday gift of 0.1 BTC (which according to Coinbase was worth about 31.47 USD at the time) from my Coinbase account to an email address. Transaction 2: On 2015-...
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WIll money that a friend sent me (for his share of dinner bill that I paid) be taxed in India?

I paid for dinner with 3 of my friends. And at the end of the day, these 3 people send me Rs.500 each. They sent me the money via UPI bank transfer (say, using phonePe or BHIM). Will this amount (Rs....
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Helping friends pay for a party

We're throwing a BIG party next year. Our friends have agreed to contribute. The total cost of the party comes to £20,000. Our friends will contribute £15,000 and we will subsidise the rest. This ...
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I am Canadian and own a cottage in the US. I want to gift it to my 2 Canadian children. What are the tax implications

I own a cottage in Point Roberts Wash. I am a resident of Canada and want to gift it to my son who is also Canadian, What taxes apply to this transaction?
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Payment of tuition in reference to gift tax

I am looking to make a career change from a software engineer to become a commercial pilot. Becoming a pilot requires a lot of specialized training and therefore is very expensive. A few years ago my ...
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How is “fair market value” determined?

If a person receives a gift worth over $10,000 from another American, it is potentially taxable, but how is the "fair market value" of the gift determined? For example, let's say a man gives his ...
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Is money collected from childhood taxable?

My daughter is a business woman currently. She started consultation and business from 18 years. Also before she turned 18 she had collected around 2.5 lakhs as pocket money from her relatives, and ...
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My father in law (wife's father) who is a PIO wants to gift money of 30000usd.what are the tax implications

My question is about my father in law and mother in law who are Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and United States of America citizens who want to gift me 30,000 USD from their USA bank accounts to my ...
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Taxation of gift from a foreign corporation owned by my parents?

I am a U.S citizen. My parents who are not U.S. citizens have an offshore foreign company. If they send me a cash gift through their corporation: Do I pay tax? What is the max amount I can receive ...
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I am Indian Resident, and would like to gift my daughter who is PIO as well as US Citizen now

I am Indian Resident, and would like to gift my daughter who is PIO as well as US Citizen now. Pl answer following queries : Will gift tax be applicable in such case to donor (per Indian law) and/...
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What is Donor's adjusted basis of gift?

What would the "Donor's adjusted basis of gift" be for a money gift? Would it be the same as the value of the money sent? I'm filling out form 709 Schedule A, Part 1, column D and I'm lost.
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Can non-profit give a gift card to a store to someone in need?

Is there any law that would block a non-profit from giving a gift card to someone in need, say, a $100 food store gift card? If a non-profit is allowed to give the gift card to someone in need, is ...
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Tax liability for Resident indians through funds received from NRE account [duplicate]

Please, I would like to transfer a bulk amount from my NRE account to my parents account, For Taxation purposes,Do they need to pay only for interest accrued thereof or for the entire lumpsum amount ...
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For form 709 (Gift Tax), should I record the date I sent a money gift or the date my bank sent the transfer?

In 2017, I sent about 60+ gift transactions of about $50-$500 to a friend in Australia to help pay for her bills using Paypal. The total for the year was about $14,800, so I know I need to fill out ...
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Preparing my own U.S. gift tax returns: dumb idea?

Summary: I have to file a U.S. gift tax return. The accountant wants $750 to prepare it. I think I can prepare it myself. Bad idea? My spouse and I are citizens and residents of the United States. ...
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2018 Tax Gift Question

Can a married couple be given separate gift checks of $15000 from the same person and not have it count as income on their 2018 returns? Is there any penalty for the giver?
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Tax implications on money transferred to NRE account from USA

I am on the H1B visa in the United States. I want to send money to my NRE account in India. Now I know I need to file Form 709 if I send/donate more than $14,000 per person per annum and anything more ...
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Tax implications of non-US person family member gifting big amount of money to US resident

Let's say person A is person B's dad. Person A lives in Europe and is not in any way a US citizen/resident etc... Person B is a US resident (is there a difference between citizen and just a resident?)....
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Tax implications of adding a LPR spouse as a joint account holder

If a US permanent resident adds a US permanent resident spouse as a joint account-holder on a brokerage (or other) account, what are the gift tax implications, if any? I believe that in the case of ...
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How do the taxes work when selling your ownership of a house and then gifting that money to your child?

My mother recently sold her half ownership of a house to her ex-husband. She received $215,000 from the sale. She's lived in the house for decades so I believe she applies for the capital gains ...
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Gift taxes if I let my sister live rent free in a house I own?

If I buy a home for my special needs sister to live in free of charge, is this a gift for taxation purposes since $0 is under fair market value? I assume if it is considered a gift, since the amount ...
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How could George Clooney have paid his friends' taxes?

According to an article published today in several media outlets including Fortune magazine, George Clooney once gave 14 of his friends $1 million dollars cash. The article also claims that Clooney ...
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Gift tax issue ? Bank transfer to two individuals with same joint account

My wife and I want to gift to our son and daughter-in-law. They have a joint US account but are residing overseas, so sending checks for separate endorsement is not reasonable. We can bank-transfer ...
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Is it correct that on Form 3520 you don't have to fill out the address of the foreign donor?

I'm receiving a gift from a foreign person and am drafting the informational return 3520 (https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f3520--2017.pdf) to report it. What surprises me is that in section IV, you ...
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How to claim gift aid for funding a local park

Our parish in England is fundraising to support improvements for the local park. As the park is owned by the council, and they are not a charity, there is no gift aid. However; Clearly this is very ...
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How do I treat my taxes for a partially dependent parent?

I'm in a situation where I'm making a good income, but my parent does not make enough money to float the taxes and living expenses. Usually she pays 0 taxes. (Her only income is Social Security and ...
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Family member wants to gift me money from an account in a different country

Years ago my mother invested some money I made doing some acting as a kid in a bank account in New Zealand under her name. Both her and I live in Canada. We are both also Canadian/New Zealand Citizens....
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Receiving a gift from a foreign national as a U.S. citizen in Italy [duplicate]

I'm a U.S. citizen who might receive a gift from a foreign (Dutch) national. As I understand from this link, under U.S. tax law such gifts are not subject to income tax, although one does have to file ...
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I am distributing an inheritance based on verbal bequests. Is this considered a gift that must be reported to the IRS?

Before my mother died recently she gave me a verbal list of bequests she wanted to make that were not in her will. Some of these exceed $14k. I will be paying them out of my own bank accounts with ...
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Can yearly tax free gifts to a person in the U.S. be sent in multiple checks?

I'd like to give someone a monetary gift, well under the current $14,000 Annual Gift Tax Exclusion limit; however, I'd like to send them multiple checks throughout the year. I'd heard about this in my ...
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Selling Gifted Stock - Capital Gains, Gift Tax, AGI/Deductions

My wife and I received a gift of $100k stock from a relative two months ago. Cost basis of the stock was $30k, purchased by that relative 5 years ago. We hope to sell the stock to use for a down ...