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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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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Tax implications when paying all-cash for real estate that is under your unmarried partner's name?

When buying real estate, title company usually asks how title should be formed. So had few questions when buying property together (or for) partner with whom you are not married, but have been living ...
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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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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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Trying to understand the difference in 2 scenarios of gifting property

I'm in the US. I have 2 different scenarios related to gifting of a property and I'm trying to understand why scenario 1 feels legal and scenario 2 feels illegal. I can't put my finger on the ...
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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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Gifting Mutual Fund Shares

My wife and I have two children. We have a JOINT bank account and a JOINT Mutual fund account. My wife will write two checks for 15K...one to each child. Then I will transfer 15K mutual fund shares to ...
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Gifting money to non-relative (Germany to UK)

I am considering helping out someone I know with living expenses in the UK (so it would be gifting money from Germany to UK). This person is not a part of my family. One thing I have to consider is, &...
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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 ...
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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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Is money sent by my brother to buy a flat taxable?

I am a Canadian citizen living in Halifax. My brother wants to help me buy a flat and plans to transfer money as a gift ($150,000 USD) from the States to Canada. Is the transfer taxable?
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How much taxes should I pay on a $50,000 cash gift?

I want to give my brother a cash gift in the amount of $50,000 (he needs to make a down payment on a house he wants to get a mortgage for). It is my understanding that I don’t need to report the first ...
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Family bought a house with cash under my name, what shall be reported in Tax return? [closed]

Thank you for taking out time to help me. I live in the USA and the question related to tax return with IRS. Last year, my family member, also in the US, send us $50k in my account to buy the house ...
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Sending money ($80k) from USA to India, any issues with IRS?

I would like to send money around $80k USD to INR to family in India, to purchase a property. This is the money from my savings and loan. I read somewhere that If I send more than $14k to a person, ...
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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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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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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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Forwarding a received international wire without gifting

I'm in a similar situation to this: Tax consequences of forwarding an international wire I've read the answer and comments to that question. However, transferring through Bitcoin is not an option. ...
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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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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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Transfer money from NRE account to a local Indian account

I am currently in US and I generally transfer money to my NRE account in India. I was wondering if I could transfer some of it to my mother's local bank account. Will she have to pay any tax if I ...
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US gift/estate tax on transferring money back and forth

My parent gifted me a sum of money and then realized they needed it back for a future financial obligation. Based on my (possibly incorrect) understanding of gift/estate taxes, each transfer back and ...
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Can I return money to parents even when we didn't have a formal agreement in the US?

For example, if I return US$30,000 to my parents, considering that they lent me money for my university tuition, can that be considered to be returning borrowed money, even though there were no formal ...
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What is the best way to recieve a $10,000 gift when you need some but not all of it immediately? [duplicate]

In the next 3 weeks I will be moving to a new location - my parents have set aside $10,000 for us. My parents can transfer this money from their account to my account - because we share a credit union ...
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Transfer of Gifts From Iran to the US

I am a US citizen and a permanent resident living in the US. My family resides in Iran. My father which is a non-resident alien is currently supporting me financially and lives in Iran. Due to OFAC ...
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How are shares of private corporations valued for the purpose of income tax?

If somebody gives me stock in a private corporation, how is that gift valued for the purposes of income tax? Assume the stock is unlisted and has no publicly tradable value. I know that all stocks ...
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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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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 are the tax implications for a friend to whom I transfer 15 Lakhs directly from USA via Xoom or through my Indian NRO account?

If I transfer 15 Lakhs to a friend's Saving Account who has no source of income, directly from Xoom or from my Indian NRO account. Will my friend be bothered by income tax department? What are the tax ...
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What are tax rules for recieving money from japan

I live in India and if one of my friend from Japan send me money in my account. Is this taxable for me. Is there any limit for receiving money from Japan to India from person other than blood ...
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Money from my parents from abroad to my bank account in UK

I am from Japan. I have moved to UK recently on a spouse visa. I still have my Japanese bank account which I have been using even before I came to UK. I have saving in that account and also my ...
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Gifting money from Canada to Germany

I have two nieces in Germany and would like to gift some money to them before I die. Will they have to pay tax on the money ? Can I just send them a bank draft in Euros ?
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In India, if I transfer money to my parents and they transfer it to their nephew, will it be taxable for my cousin?

I know the money isn't taxable when I send it to my parents and they send it to their nephew as it will count as a gift coming in at both places But if this is done sequentially and soon one after ...
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What are the tax implications for transferring money to friend from UK to India?

The money is a large amount and it is for a fiance to be transferred from UK to India? The money still be treated as gift if the parties get married within the year?
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income tax liability

My son is working in Nederland. He first transferred money to his saving account in India and from there he transferred the money to my saving account (about RS 7 lakh), I need to know whether this ...
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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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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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Will I pay tax in my account in India if I get a transfer from UK from a different party

I stay in India and have a salary savings account here. A friend of mine is making a transfer from UK in GBP to my account in India. Amount is 35000 pounds. Do I face any taxes, legal liability or ...
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Gift tax on sending money abroad from US

I wired transfer about $20k to my father's account for family support (and the limit for gift tax is ~$14300 per person), in this case, can I claim that I'm actually supporting both my mother and ...
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Will I pay tax in Germany on money sent to me by my friend who lives in the US?

A friend wants to send me money as a gift to help me with a few of my plans, my friend lives in the US, and I live in Germany (Berlin). Will I have to pay any tax on this money? Do I need to declare ...