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A friend of mine wants to send me two gift checks in the amount

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A friend of mine wants to send me two gift checks in the amount of 13,000 dollars. He says that they are not taxable and I do not have to report them due to being a gift. He says that the each check dated as Dec 23, 2010 and January 3 2011. My question is that if I deposit both this month are there any problems tax wise?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you. I will give the best answer that I can with the information provided.


Hello there,

There are no taxes for the recipient of a gift. It is the donor's responsibility to account for amounts for that are given in case there are any gift tax consequences. He is allowed to give you $13,000 per year with no gift tax consequences. However, the fact that he is pre-dating one check and did not actually make it available to you until 2011 is bending the rules...but that is his issue, not yours.


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