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I HAVE ABOUT 65000.00 WORTH OF EE US SAVINGS BONDS THE WILL

MATURE IN 2014. THE IS...
I HAVE ABOUT 65000.00 WORTH OF EE US SAVINGS BONDS THE WILL MATURE IN 2014. THE IS ABOUT $45000.00 INTEREST. IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN AVOID THE INTEREST. I AM THINKING OF GIFTING THEM TO MY BROTHER`S GRANDDAUGHTER FOR THEIR CHILDREN`S EDUCATION. GOT ANY SU7GGESTIONS THANK YOU
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You could gift the bonds to your Brother's Granddaughter, but in the end she would be the one to pay the tax on the interest

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There's no way to avoid paying tax on the interest altogether - someone will have to pay it.

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If your goal is to avoid tax at your level, gifting the bonds would work

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However, the person you gift them to would have the tax burden.

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I have done some further research.

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If you gift the savings bonds to someone else, you will first have to pay taxes on the interest that has accrued.

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You cannot gift the savings bonds to shift it where the interest would be exempt due to qualified educational expenses

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I'm truly sorry for the confusion, and sorry if the answer is not what you had hoped.

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WILL NOT ENGAGE YOU FOR ANY OTHER QUESTION. ALTHOUGH I WANTED TO ASK WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS

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IN GIFTING THE 66000.00?

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If you gift the $66,000 you would have to pay tax on the accrued interest first.

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I AM A LIVING TRUST, I WANT TO GIFT IT BEFORE I DIE JUST TAKE OUT OF MY ESTATE. I PLAN TTO PAY THE TAX MYSELF IN 2013. THANK I WAS AFRAID I WAS BEING SCAMMED.

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Hi, I am a different expert and can help here...You have hit on one of the only tow real options for avoiding the tax (other than having bought them through a Roth IRA)...EDUCATION:...If you plan to use the bonds for your child’s college costs, the Treasury instructs that you buy them in your name or jointly with your spouse and make the child the beneficiary....Also you mist have been 24 years of old before purchasing the bonds...You must incur the education expenses for tax purposes in the same year that you redeem the bonds. The exclusion covers tuition and fees but not room, board or books...The purpose of this program is to benefit the taxpayer(s) paying for qualified educational expenses of the taxpayer, taxpayer's spouse, or taxpayer's dependent within the meaning of Section 151 of the Internal Revenue Code. So again, to exclude the bond interest from gross income, the bond must be in the name of the taxpayer, or in the name of the taxpayer and the taxpayer's spouse, and not in the name of the dependent. ...Donations...If you donate the proceeds of your savings bonds to a tax-exempt charity in the year of redemption, the tax deduction will offset the tax on the bond interest.... ...let me know if you have questions
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Hi, I am a different expert and can help here...You have hit on one of the only tow real options for avoiding the tax (other than having bought them through a Roth IRA)...EDUCATION:...If you plan to use the bonds for your child’s college costs, the Treasury instructs that you buy them in your name or jointly with your spouse and make the child the beneficiary....Also you mist have been 24 years of old before purchasing the bonds...You must incur the education expenses for tax purposes in the same year that you redeem the bonds. The exclusion covers tuition and fees but not room, board or books...The purpose of this program is to benefit the taxpayer(s) paying for qualified educational expenses of the taxpayer, taxpayer's spouse, or taxpayer's dependent within the meaning of Section 151 of the Internal Revenue Code. So again, to exclude the bond interest from gross income, the bond must be in the name of the taxpayer, or in the name of the taxpayer and the taxpayer's spouse, and not in the name of the dependent....Donations...If you donate the proceeds of your savings bonds to a tax-exempt charity in the year of redemption, the tax deduction will offset the tax on the bond interest.... ...let me know if you have questions
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