Tag Archives: Gift tax in the United States

Caring Friends

Today TaxMama® hears from Grace in the TaxQuips Forum, with this charming question. “We have a friend that is dying of terminal cancer and is expected to pass away within 6 months. We will use a web-site that easily allows fund gathering.  But we need to know if there are tax consequences to her estate […]

Late Gift Tax Return

Today TaxMama® hears from Ivan in the TaxQuips Forum who seems to be concerned. “I have found lots of info on filing gift tax returns – penalties – life time exclusions. But what I cannot find is, what if someone makes a gift(s) to a child, or anyone else, in an amount well over the […]

Helping Someone in Need

Today TaxMama® hears from MJ in the TaxQuips Forum who tells us, “We have a friend whose child has been injured, and would like to raise funds for her to help pay for the bills. We cannot afford to file for a non-profit (KY); and don’t know if that’s even necessary for a case like […]

Quitclaimed Property

Today TaxMama® hears from Lisa in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “I have a client that simply executed a quitclaim deed of a second home to her niece. She now wants to sell the home and is concerned about the tax consequences to both herself and her niece. How do I advise them both?”  

Gift to Daughter

Today TaxMama® hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum with this quick question. “I gifted monies ($5,000) to my daughter in 2011. How do I account for this in my 1040 filing? What other associated forms need to be included to do this?”

Gift Tax Giddiness

Today TaxMama hears from Thomas in the TaxQuips Forum who is in a bind. “Thomas bought a used car from a rental agency, paying by wire transfer, then suddenly got called out of town before he could pick it up. They cannot wait the one, itsy-bitsy, extra day for him to return, so his girlfriend […]

Surviving Spouses to Benefit from Portability Election

Courtesy of IRS. [TaxMama note: IRS issued this announcement on Sept 29, 2011. Not quite enough time to post this, much less for you to use this information by October 3rd. If you missed the deadline and didn’t get to file for an extension, try to get the extension anyway.  The rules for last year […]

Giving Away the Farm

Today TaxMama hears from Richard in the TaxQuips Forum who is generous to his son. “My Son retired from the Army and moved into a house that is on a small farm I inherited. He wanted to make improvements to the house and didn’t want to wait until we passed on to the happy “hunting ground” […]

He Bought the Farm

Today TaxMama hears from Barb in the TaxQuips Forum with a simple question.  “The farmer is selling his farm, and everything on it, to his son for $1.  The basis of the farm and the machinery is approx $100,000 and FMV approx $510,000. How do I file their Form 4797?

Won Lottery

Today TaxMama hears from Mike from Chicago, Il who is excited. “I won the lottery and paid taxes on the winnings. I want to give my mother $1 million out of my after tax winnings. Will she have to pay taxes on the $1 million again? Or just on any interest it accumulates?”