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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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 ...
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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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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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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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What is the most efficient way to gift money to young relatives?

I have 3 nephews and a niece, all under 6yo. I'm single and in a position to put aside ~$500/yr/child. I'd like to do this with securities and take advantage of some compounding. I'm not ruling out a ...
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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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Gift tax on investment property bought below appraisal value from a non-related person?

I have a friend who I am purchasing an investment property from at the same price they paid for it but the appraisal value is about a 1/3 higher than what I will pay for it. Will the seller owe gift ...
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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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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 ...
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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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After my father's death, how can I transfer 50% of an account to my sister in the most tax efficient way?

My father has some shares in his demat account with me as a joint holder. He expired recently. Now I will have to transfer 50 percent of the total value to my sister. Will it attract short term ...
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Tax implication for Indian citizens working in US on L1 visa

I am a citizen of India, currently working as a software engineer in India. Thus I am paying income-tax to Indian-Govt. I am moving to US in November-2014 on L1-Visa. I had following questions in ...
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Foreign currency in my uncle (no blood relation) account

I work in middle east and wanted to transfer money to my uncle's account, as a help to him. I will be depositing cash money through a money transfer agent. First question is "does my uncle have to ...
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Does a state tax credit received as a gift count as income?

I have received a state tax credit for a historic rehabilitation project, which for a fixed fee the state of Arkansas allows me to partially sell/transfer. Whoever has the credit has up to five years ...
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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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Indian Resident gift from India to me who is US citizen

I'm an US citizen. My friend and relative who are Indian citizens want to transfer USD 50,000. They will send in two transactions of 25,000 each. Transfer is from their Indian bank account directly to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parceling a Violin from Japan to Bangladesh

I'm a student and saved some money with part time jobs for a violin. I want a friend of mine to parcel a violin purchased in Japan to Bangladesh. Will he need to pay taxes to send me that violin?
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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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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 ...