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Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
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Would I, or my son, need to pay any Federal tax if I gave

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Would I, or my son, need to pay any Federal tax if I gave my house to my 32 year old son now? I live in PA and understand neither of us needs to pay any state taxes on such a gift.

Lane :

Hi,

Lane :

No you wold not ... the only way would be if you give over the lifetime maximum of $5,250,00 already

Lane :

have given... I should say

Lane :

For gifts of over $14,000 to any one person, you do need to complete a gift tax form form 709: Form 709 ... but this is just to track against that $5,250,000 exclusion

Customer:

I thought you could only give a gift valued at $13000 per year. Am I confusing apples and oranges? Or is a gift of a house different? i want to make sure I do not give him the house and then get socked with a humungous tax bill at the end of the year, (We both still live in the house)

Lane :

it's 14,000 now (It's just been indexed for inflation .. it actually - showing my age here - started out at 10,000)

Lane :

And again, the exemption has been indexed too (started at $5,000,000 and is now at $5,250,000) and this one will continue to go up EVERY year (fiscal cliff deal, tax act, made it permanent)

Lane :

so you only file the 709 so they can keep up with lifetime give ... doesn't actually become taxable until the total hits that $5,250,000

Lane :

"gifts" accumulated lifetime "gifts" (sorry for the typos)

Customer:

So, just to make sure I understand. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that I can give my son my house (valued at VERY well under $5,250,00)and neither he nor I will have to pay federal taxes on the gift...but I will have to file a Form 709?

Lane :

You have it, exactly

Customer:

Thanks You are a Godsend and have been very clear and helpful.

Lane :

Thank you so much

Lane :

Yes, you'll be fine .. this is not all that uncommon

Lane :

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i am trying to printout this conversation for future reference but can't get it to work - that is why I am lingering at the site. I will surely give you a good rating.

Lane :

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Customer:

Thank you. I have identified the problem, the power was out last night and the printer is not on.

Lane :

ahhh that'll do it!

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