Gift Tax

Transfers of property made during your life are subject to what is called the Federal Gift Tax. In January of 2001, the lifetime gift tax was raised from $675,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 paralleling the increase in the inheritance tax. However, there are no scheduled increases for the gift tax as there are for the inheritance tax and the gift tax is not scheduled to be repealed in 2010 like the inheritance tax will be.

In reality, many Americans do not have to worry about the Federal Gift Tax. The annual allowance for an individual is $12,000.00 – $24,000.00 for married couples. It is good to know, however, that payments made directly to schools (qualified education organizations), medical providers, or political organizations do not count toward the gift tax exemption amounts.

We invite you to contact us for a consultation. Call Garg & Associates, PC at 281-362-2865 or complete our contact form.

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