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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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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Can I avoid gift tax by gifting only a portion of a home to a parent instead of the whole value?

I live in Washington state and my mother lives near my brother in California. I was considering purchasing a house with cash, for her to live in. The cost of the house would likely be around $600,...
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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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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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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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Is there a non-income tax way of my father paying off my house?

My father will soon be moving in with me as he is retiring at the age of 77. We are wanting to pay off my mortgage ($250,000). But we want to do it all in my name because we don't want it to appear as ...
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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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Is a tax applicable or not if I lent my brother money in India while I am abroad?

From 2002 to 2010, I was working abroad. I sent money to my account in India via Western Union. In every transaction I used to keep 10000/- separately with me (my hard earned money). In the last 8 ...
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"Gifting" a house to a family member

I bought a house for myself a few years ago with the profit from an investment, however as I was (still am) under 18 I had my mother buy it in her name. As I am nearing 18, I was wondering how I could ...
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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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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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Gifts under the annual gift tax exemption FROM minor children?

I have multiple minor children and one spouse. I want to target one recipient R with the max under-the-exemption gift money. I am aware I can give R $14k and my spouse can give R $14k for a total of $...
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Personal loan from mother

My mother paid my college fees when I came to America for my master's degree. She also paid my living expenses. All of which amounts to around 40,000$. She paid me this amount between 2015 to 2016. I ...
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Practicalities of giving to children and grandchildren

I want to give $15k each to my daughter, her husband, and their two children for a total of $60k/yr. I see this example all over the internet, but no details on what this actually looks like. Since my ...
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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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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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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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Is the amount taxable if my grandfather sells agricultural land

My grandfather who is around 80 years old selling agricultural land that he has acquired from his forefathers in Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh). He would the selling the land for 13 lakhs. Is this taxable. ...
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Do I pay taxes on a gift of mutual funds?

My parents, saving for college many (20+?) years ago, purchased some Evergreen mutual funds for each of their children. I believe the accounts were established in the children's names. Thanks to some ...
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Sending a gift of wine to USA

I sent a bottle of wine from Portugal to Connecticut, USA. This is a gift for my friend. The bottle is 0.75L and costs about 130 euros (about $140). Will my friend pay a tax upon receiving the gift?
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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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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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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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Will I have to pay tax in India for a transfer into my account from the US?

Will I have to pay tax in India when my friend transfers money to my bank account in India from US? The amount is $100 USD, and at this time I don't know how the transfer will occur. I am living in ...
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Gift Tax owed on the transfer of a Home Equity Loan

I'm in a bit of a conundrum here: My sister owns an investment property outright (no loan on it...) She lives with me in my primary residence. Now, my family and I are moving to another house, with ...
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Does Parental Support For Child In College Become Gifts When Child Files Independently?

Suppose the Child in College pays 55% of her Support with her own funds. Then Child cannot be claimed as a dependent on Parents' return. So would the 45% of the her Support paid by Parents, less ...
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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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Transfer of money from India to US for my son's education

I am currently an US Citizen. I am selling a plot of land that I own in India to an Indian resident. From the proceeds I would like to purchase an apartment in India for my parents use. Would like ...
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How to declare foreign gift of nearly $10,000

I understand that gift from a foreign entity (in this case, my non-US parents) is not taxable, but has to be reported. According to the IRS' instruction on Form 3520, I only have to report the gift ...
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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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Gift tax on currency exchange with friend?

I have a friend who is moving from the UK to the US for studies. She intends to transfer her money in the UK (~20K GBP) to the US for personal maintenance. I have a brother who will be starting ...
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Joint bank account, give money to son/executor without gift tax implications

My grandfather passed away. I was added as a joint account holder onto his bank account to manage his money and bills as nobody else could after my mothers passing. His Son is also a joint account ...
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Capital gain tax on airdropped or gifted cryptocurrency

Let's suppose I receive 100 XYZ tokens this week without conducting any service in return and sell them a week later. My understanding is that I have to know the fair market value of one token at the ...
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Do I have to pay gift tax on gifts in kind?

Let's say I am letting out a room in my house on AirBnB for $100 per night. Then one day a relative of mine is down on his luck, so I take it off the market and instead let him stay in that room. I ...
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Are there any issues with sending money outside of the US?

My girlfriend is an immigrant and for her birthday, I asked her what she wanted. She said she would like me to send a gift back to her home country for her parents instead of getting her something. I ...
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Is it required to mention money returned by friend in ITR filing in India?

I live in India. For a long time I was giving money to my friend as he lost his job; there was no other option for income. But later he got job so he returned all my money recently into my bank ...
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Gift taxes when donor is non-citizen

Is there a gift tax when a foreigner (not a US Citizen) gives money in amounts greater than $100,000 but less than $5,000,000 to a US citizen (who is unrelated to the donor, not a spouse or decedent)? ...
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Canada tax on cash gift from abroad

I am a new immigrant in Canada, I received cash gift transferred to my bank account in Canada from my family members abroad for supporting my life in Canada. Is this cash gift received taxable ?
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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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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 ...