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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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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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Am I able to conduct a private sale of public shares at a price that I determine?

I was wondering if it were at all possible to sell my own shares to someone specific at a price I determine? Let's say I have $1,000 worth of an arbitrary publicly traded company and I wanted to sell ...
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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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Giving money to sister's son

I want to give rs.1lacs (100,000 rupees) to my sister's son who resides in the UK as my sister died recently and he has no father. My sister's son is an adult and is earning. So is this gift taxable ...
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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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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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How does the bank/IRS know whether a bank transfer over $14k is a gift or loan repayment?

Suppose I want to help a relative, an international student, pay his college tuition before he arrives in the US (let's say the amount is $20k, i.e., over the $14k tax-exempt limit for gifts). He'll ...
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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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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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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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Paying someone's college tuition to avoid gift taxes: how do I show the payment is applied to tuition, not other fees?

According to Section 2503 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, a payment made directly to an educational institution to pay for the tuition of a student does not count as a gift to the student for ...
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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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Is amount transferred by third party to savings account considered as income?

If my friend transfers (using Third Party Transfer or NEFT) some money to my savings account, does that amount count as my transfer income and do I have to pay tax on it?
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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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Principal Residence & no gifting tax = loophole? (Canada)

Here is a hypothetical scenario I was discussing with someone today that I think seems fishy, but I can't find much info on. An adult gives money to his 20 year old kid to buy a house as a gift. The ...
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Canadian parent gifting adult child in the US [duplicate]

My wife was born in Canada but now has her US citizenship and resides with me in the US. She still has Canadian Citizenship but, as you know, the US does not recognize dual citizenship. One of her ...
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Can spouses filing jointly give gifts to each other and claim the gift exemption?

Is it considered as an exclusion/exemption under the gift tax, if spouses who are both working and filing jointly give gifts to each other even though in reality the amount of the gift still stays ...
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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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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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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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Not Reporting Excessive Gift on Taxes

My step-father naively, but with good intentions gave away my recently deceased mom's car to a family friend. I'm guessing the vehicle is worth $20k - over the $14,000 allowance for gift tax. He ...
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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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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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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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What are the tax implications of selling shares inherited by me from my father and sharing the proceeds with my sister?

My father passed away recently leaving behind 65 lakhs in shares and 25 lakhs in FDs (Fixed Deposits). I am the joint holder in both the shares as well as the FDs. This amount has to be shared by me ...
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Gift tax with family member gifting real estate

My husband's family member wants to give us his house. It is valued around $48,000. How can this be achieved without gift tax implications? Would he be able to gift us half of the property this year ...
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Company owners gift to employee UK

The Boss of the company I work for has just sold his company. He has now retired, but he has decided to award monetry gifts to all employees. A formula has been developed to determine a fair ...
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Do I have to pay income tax if my friend uses my bank account to transfer funds to a third party?

Suppose my friend has to transfer to someone a big amount using debit card. Since he doesn't have a debit card, he transferred the same amount to my bank account via cash and asked me to make ...
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Can I take gift money from my wife to buy property?

I'm buying a property worth 1cr. 40% by my wife and 60% by me in India, Hyderabad. But i don't want to include her in the apartment registration documents. What are the tax implications if i take the ...
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Is a loan from a friend taxable in India?

If a friend of mine transfers money (say 5 to 10 lakhs Rs) to my savings account, does that amount count as my income and do I have to pay tax on it? Will the Tax authorities question me ? Should I ...
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Gift money transfer from India to US

I'm an Indian citizen. I want to transfer $20,000 to my son-in-law, who is a Canadian citizen living in US. My daughter is an Indian passport holder currently living in US on a H4 visa. I want to ...
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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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Tax implications on money transferred to NRO account

Here is the situation - my wife and I are based in UK. I have NRO/NRE account in India. My wife has remitted some money to my NRO account in India. Can the forum please help me with the following? ...
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Do I need to pay taxes if I receive money from my family (foreign country) in UK?

Actually this is for my sister, she lives in London and I want to send her money from USA to her bank account. Will that transfer affect the taxes she must pay?
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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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Gifting of money by USA residing son to his parents

My son wants to remit some money in his mother's account jointly with me(father). It is very much clear that it will be tax free in India being a gift. Does Income Tax department need some proof to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the rules for gifting for a couple when one is a U.S. citizen & the other a Canadian?

If one spouse is American and the other Canadian, what are the gifting rules for this couple? Is the couple still limited to 26,000 or can they specify that the American is gifting 13,000 and the ...
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Are cash gifts from a former employer taxable in Canada?

I was previously employed by an elderly couple providing in-home care for several years. The husband passed away a number of years ago, while the wife passed away last year. Obviously, as the couple ...
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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 to send money as Gift to Grandson for college education from india to USA?

I am a senior resident Indian of 73 years age. I am submitting IT returns regularly for the last 40 years. My son-in-law, daughter and 2 grandsons are in USA. They are green card holders. Elder ...
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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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Getting around Gift Tax in US

I've been transferring money to my fiance's account to help her pay her student loans. I just realized that I went past my yearly gift tax allowance for her ($14,000 for 2013) by $3,000. I realize I'...
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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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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 ...