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My wife and I are fully retired in our mid-sixties and wish

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My wife and I are fully retired in our mid-sixties and wish to pay up to $5000 a year per child towards the costs of post-secondary or tertiary education for 10 nieces, nephews, and great-nieces/nephews. None of the children live with us, and we don't contribute anything towards their upkeep/care that would qualify them as our dependents.

Given the relationships, are there any tax credits, deductions, or other tax related advantages available to us?

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Hello and thank you for using JA! My goal is to provide you with excellent service and help with your legal problem.
Although your nieces and nephews are very fortunate to have such a generous aunt and uncle, unfortunately there are no tax breaks that you can receive for making these gifts to them. You can only get deductions for gifts if they are made to nonprofit 501c charitable organizations. Gifts given to family don't qualify for any deductions or credits but would be entirely tax free to the recipients as well as not incurring any gift tax on you since it would be under the $14K annual exclusion limit.







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