Recipient Gift Tax

Today TaxMama® hears from RJ in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I just came across TaxMama’s 2012-09-04 TaxQuip to “Ivan” entitled “Late Gift Tax Return”
(at TaxMamas TaxQuips : TaxMama’s Free Daily Tax Podcasts or Late Gift Tax Return | taxmama | taxquips), which says (in part):

2) Did you know that if a gift tax should have been filed and wasn’t, the donee (the recipient) may be liable for the gift tax?

That’s something I wasn’t aware of. Could you please give some more information on this?”

Dear RJ,

Unless you have a specific question relating to you or a client, I shan’t be looking for general information.

However, you are certainly welcome to do the same search I would.

Google the following and read the resulting links:  “irs.gov recipient liable for gift tax”

Or search the Tax Court Opinions for “recipient”, “gift tax”

You might have fun doing this.

And remember, you can find answers to all kinds of specific questions about gifts and other tax and business issues, free. Where? Where else? At www.TaxMama.com.

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3 thoughts on “Recipient Gift Tax

  1. TaxMama says:

    Incidentally Bill – Mr. CPA,

    I truly have no idea what your problem is.
    You said “I conducted a lengthy online search and cannot find a single government publication or line of tax code that suggests donees may be liable for a donor’s gift tax.”

    For a class I was teaching this week, I googled the information and found code & regs citations and even a case or two in under 2 minutes.

    You really DO need to learn how to research and what logical terms to use when you do your research.

    What a shame.

  2. TaxMama says:

    Dear Bill,

    Not very good at online research, are you?
    Hmmm…

    Again, I repeat, ask a specific question and we will answer you.

    Otherwise, rudeness is not welcome.
    Bye bye!

  3. Bill says:

    I’m thoroughly confused — is this website some kind of joke? Let’s recap the post above.
    In a 2012 gift tax related forum post, TaxMama stated: “Did you know that if a gift tax should have been filed and wasn’t, the donee (the recipient) may be liable for the gift tax?” In 2013, RJ asked the TaxMama for “some more information” (i.e., clarification, IRC reference, tax court opinion) on the assertion that donees may be liable for a donor’s unpaid gift tax. And how does the wise TaxMama reply? “Unless you have a specific question relating to you or a client, I shan’t be looking for general information. However, you are certainly welcome to do the same search I would.” I don’t think that RJ was looking for general information; RJ wants the TaxMama to defend her assertion that donees may be liable for a donor’s gift tax! For what it’s worth, I conducted a lengthy online search and cannot find a single government publication or line of tax code that suggests donees may be liable for a donor’s gift tax. Until you clarify your position on this TaxMama you leave me no choice but to believe this website is garbage.

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