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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In-laws want to gift us $100,000 for a house downpayment. Money will be coming from an overseas account

My in-laws (living in US, green card holders), want to gift my wife and me (US citizens) $100,000 for a down payment on a house. The money will be coming in from Taiwan. What do I need to know about ...
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Reporting foreign income from unusual source on US return

A friend and I have an interesting set-up from which I derive income and I'm not sure how to express this on my US return. I suspect it should be treated like a personal loan, but maybe it could be ...
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What is the maximum gift values between joint households

I understand there is an annual tax free gift limit of $14,000 (2016) Is this number impacted by filing status? If my wife and I (filing jointly) wanted to give my brother and his wife (filing ...
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What are the requirements to gift $10000 from USA to my sister in India?

I am working in USA on an H1-B Visa. I want to gift $10000 to my sister in India. Her lawyer in India said I should also provide this in writing in some kind of bond paper. Where do I find a bond ...
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Money transfer from India to USA

My daughter is a US Citizen. We (parents)are also planning to permanently settle in US. We will go their as Permanent Resident,as per US Law. We have a house here in India worth Rs.2 Crores. We want ...
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Taxes paid in USA for sending money to parents in India

I am on H1B visa for 5+ years now. I wanted to send money to my parents in India which is about $50,000. Am I subjected to taxes in USA? My parents are citizens of India.
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Foreign Gift tax in USA

My husband (on a H-1B visa for 5+ years) and I (on an F1 visa for 2 years) live in the Bay Area. We are planning on buying a house and, as we all know, houses are way too expensive here. My question: ...
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How gifting money to Parents helps in Tax saving in India?

My Salary in a FY is Rs.6,50,000. If I gift 50k to my Father who is retired but getting pension, will I get a 50k tax benefit? If Yes, then under which section would it be? 80C or other? Secondly, if ...
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gift is taxable but is "loan" or "debt" taxable?

For tax purpose in the US, what are the differences between (a) you give away your money - gift tax? (b) you loan someone some money - tax free? (c) you pay back the debt you owe - tax free or tax ...
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Transfer of foreigner's US real estate to US citizen child

What would be the best way to transfer real estate (100% owned and paid for; no mortgage or debts) by a non-US citizen and non US resident to his child that is US citizen and living in the US from a ...
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Sending money to India from the United States

I am a student in the United States and I have taken an education loan back in India. My parents sent me money taken from the education loan for my tuition fees and expenses which I don't need now. ...
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Gift Taxes , transferring money from USA to Philippines to my daughter

(I tried looking in other questions here if this has been asked, but not yet so I am posting) Hi Everyone I would like to know if I need to pay gift taxes if I am going to transfer ~68K USD to my ...
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What documentation is needed for receiving gifts, and how many may you receive per year in the US?

I have recieved a 10k gift from a family friend, and another 9k from a different family friend all for a car. When it comes to tax season, do I need to claim anything on these gifts? And do the donors ...
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Transfer money from "inherited" land sold outside US to the US without income tax?

After my parents' death in my originating country, my family was made aware that their co-owned piece of land was always in our names, not out parents'. We recently sold this piece of land as a group ...
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Money transfer from INDIA account (INR) to US account in $?

I have sold a plot in INDIA and want to gift the 50% of money to my brother who is working in US (San Francisco) and who want to purchase a house in US. What is the procedure to transferring the ...
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Is the money sent by my son from USA to India is taxable?

My son is presently deployed to work in New Jersey, USA by his employer company of Delhi for 3 years. He is remitting money to my general savings bank account in India. Is the amount so received from ...
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How much money can be transferred from India to U.S. account to buy house

How much money can my father transfer from his India bank account to my U.S. bank account without both of us paying taxed on it ? It will be used to buy a house in the U.S.I was thinking of getting ...
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In India, does inheritance income need to be declared while filing returns?

In India, does inheritance income need to be declared while filing returns? What if the said income is received as a cheque from the nominee? For example, consider that a parent with three children ...
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Remittance of gift money from Indian bank account to UK bank account

I was born in India and came to the UK 11 years ago when I was 20 years old. I'm a British Citizen and hold a UK bank account. I also have an Indian bank account which is managed by my father in ...
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Pay for my parent's PLUS loan - tax implications?

I recently payed off my college loans and now want to pay for the PLUS loans that my parents took out to pay for my education. Does the gift tax apply if I pay the loan provider directly? I'm not ...
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Any downsides of using 3rd party remittance services?

Are there any downsides of using 3rd party remittance services to send money from US to India ? Like for example I use transferwise to send $x to my dad's account in India, would it show my name as ...
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Transfer of funds

My wife and I have been green card holders since Sept 2012. While we have very small income in India we hold substantial shares gifted by parents, home and some landed property. I have my aged mother ...
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Tax implications of reparceling property that was gifted from a trust

I am buying a second home on one full lot and the 1/2 vacant lot next to it. Both are part of a trust. We can't get a single loan to cover both because our lender will not do a bridge loan covering ...
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Tax consequences of forwarding an international wire

I need to legally and quickly transfer $300,000 from China to my US bank account. All of the funds that I need to transfer were obtained through legal means (with proof documents), however China has ...
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parents doing a downpayment on a house

The IRS let's you gift up to $14,000 to someone without the recipient having to pay taxes. So let's say my parents did the down payment (40%, let's say, of the houses value) of a house for me and I ...
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Understanding Gift taxes for mortgage downpayment

We have finally decided to purchase our first home and we plan to borrow interest free money from friends and family to pay off 20% downpayment and get cheaper interest/escape PMI. IRS says .. "The ...
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Sending money as gift to India from US

So, the story. A Indian citizen is working in US and is earning a lot of money. If he transfers 10K USD to parent's account in India as "Gift", then he can claim that amount to be tax exempted in US. ...
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Tax implications of transferring money to retired parents (India)

I transfer some amount of cash to my parents for their groceries every month. What are the tax implications for this amount? Do I get any tax exemptions for this sum?
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Transfer money from U.S.-based NRI friend to my savings account in India?

My NRI friend wants to wire transfer money from his U.S. account to my savings account in India. Could someone please throw light on the procedure to be followed and also the tax implications?
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Do I need to file reports when transferring money to US?

I have saving account in the country of my citizenship. After moving to US and get permanent residency, I want to transfer money (> 10,000, after-taxed, not business or gift) from my saving account to ...
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My dad wants to transfer money from India to US as a family maintanance

What is the tax implication if my dad is sending money to me here in US as a family maintenance? Do I have to pay tax on that money and how much will that be?
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Questions regarding taxation for Indians living in U.S.( citizens of U.S.)

Greetings of the season. I have some clarifications and questions regarding taxation for Indian's living in U.S. What is the maximum cash gift a person can receive from Indian parents? Beyond what ...
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Tax implications of dad paying cash for my home, and me paying him back?

My father found a better loan than us, so we are thinking about him giving us the money for the house, we pay cash for the house so we get it under our name, and then we pay to him every month for the ...
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Borrowing from my brother for the downpayment of house?

I am looking to by a house real soon. I definitely want to avoid PMI and put down 20% which amounts to about $100K of initial payment. I have no debt whatsover (no credit card/student/car loans). I ...
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NRI in US, how to receive money from India to US

I transferred money to my parents as Gift 3 years back, now they will be helping me with some money here in USA. My parents are in India and want to send me some amount here in USA. Is that fine, any ...
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Gift tax exemption amount on funds transferred to parents joint account from US to India

What is the limit on the amount of funds that I could transfer to my parents' joint account (held by my mom & dad) without incurring gift tax? I see the limits posted as $14000 per recipient, ...
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US citizen to receive money from mother British Overseas Citizen as gift money

My mother is a UK British Overseas Citizen residing in India. She wishes to gift money from UK account via bank transfer to my sister in USA who is unmarried yet. What amount wl my sister have to pay ...
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As US citizen want to send money to my parents account. Do they need to pay tax? If not how can they show that it is a gifted amount from my daughter?

I am US citizen and want to send around $45k to my parents in India. Is there any kind of tax I or my parents need to pay? If not then how can they show that it is gifted amount from their daughter in ...
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Can I gift money out of a UTMA account to my child's sibling?

My Father gifted $50,000 to my daughter over a 5 year period. This money is in a UGMA account on my daughter's behalf. I now have three children. My father's intent was to provide for all of my ...
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Taxes on gifting a home to a son?

My father owns a property (approx. value $175000) he owes $60000. He wants to gift the property to me. 1. Can I pay (or give him the money to pay) the remainder of the mortgage and have him gift the ...
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Gifting Money for a downpayment

I am about to buy a house with my girlfriend and her credit is not established enough to get a good rate. I have excellent credit therefor, I would like to just hold/mortgage the note myself to get ...
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Is gift tax owed when giving money from a non-US person to a US person if the money is originating in a US bank account?

A Person is not a US Person but maintains a bank account in the US when the person was a tourist in the US. This person does not work in the US nor ever stay in the US for more than 10 days in a year. ...
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Can I gift my wife 14k to reduce my tax liability?

If I can, can she use it for things like bills or shared expenses between us? If so, why aren't more people doing this? It seems like an easy way to shelter some money.
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In Canada, how much money can I gift a friend or family member without them being taxed on it?

In the united states, you can gift someone up to $14k per year without the IRS taxing the beneficiary of the gift. What is the limit in Canada (Ontario)?
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Do I have to report gift money from my spouse and family?

My husband and I got married in January 2014. He is from Australia and works from home as a web designer for clients who are all abroad. He received his green card in April 2014. All of his income is ...
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Taxes on cash gift from relatives in the Philippines?

My parents informed me they want to give me 1 million Philippine pesos. I am in the U.S. and the money will come from the Philippines. It is roughly $22k. Can they just wire the money directly to my ...
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Tax implications of currency exchange between friends?

I am a US and French citizen and have bank accounts in both countries. One of my friends is a Permanent Resident in the US and also has French citizenship, with bank accounts in both countries. I ...
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My father, an NRI, sold inheirited land in India. He wants to move the money to the USA, with minimum tax. How to go about it?

I've read that it's possible for him to gift me the money, because I am a US citizen and he isn't. Would that be a viable option? It's a sum of 2 crore 15 lakh, so I'll have to file it. I'm not sure ...
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Gift loan and the 100k rule

My uncle gave me a zero-interest 70k loan. I immediately used it to pay off a big chunk of my student loans. As I understand, under the 100k rule he doesn't owe any tax on imputed interest as long as ...
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Would there be issues with giving someone a gift out of a joint account if the total is over the annual limit per person?

My sister and I would like to give another relative $25,000 as a gift. We have a joint bank account together, and had planned on writing a single check from the joint account for the full amount. We ...