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My parent is a non US residence, want to give me $50,000 as

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My parent is a non US residence, want to give me $50,000 as money gift. He plans to wire-transfer the money from their foreign bank directly to my local Bank of America acc..
-Do I have to pay Gift Taxes?? I live in Oregon, do i have to pay Oregon gift tax?
-Do I need to open an bank acc. in my father's local country bank, then ask him to transfer the money to that acc. and then do a tranfer to my local US bank account or he can make just one wire transfer from his local bank acc. that is at his name to my Bank of america acc.??
Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Good afternoon. You do not need pay any federal or state gift tax. Also, since the amount is under $100,000 you need not file anything with the IRS. He can transfer the money directly to you.

 

 

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Why do some people suggest to transfer the money first to an acc. opened at my name in my father's bank and then do a transfter from there to my US acc.???
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

It provides no benefit with regard to U.S. law.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks a lot , just one short follow up before I click Accept Answer.... if my father dies does the money that I inherits from him receives this same treatment as the gift (no taxed)?
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
If this is the total amount...it would be the same from the U.S. perspective.
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