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Do we have to pay taxes on donation we recieved?

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Do we have to pay taxes on donation we recieved if the proceed were later given as a gift?

In Jan 04 my wife's father suffered a heart attack. His five kids (My wife is second of five) set up a bank account the their names (the five kids) to accept donations for the medical bills of their father. They rased about $7,000.
This money was gifted to the father to help pay medical bills.

Now I'm fairly sure from reading FORM 709, the father does not have to pay taxes, but what about the five kids? Do they have to report this as taxable income?

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With regard to the monetary donations received by your wife and her siblings under The United States Tax Codethese monies are considered gifts' -- and, are not treated as taxable income with respect to any of the recipients -- your wife and her siblings, or their father.

With respect to your wife and her siblings giving money to their father --
The United States Tax Code allows each individual to give $11,000 per year -- per person, to as many people as they wish -- without having to either pay a gift tax -- or file a report oneon the gifts given.

What is more,
each person also has a $1 million lifetime gift exclusion -- over and above the $11,000 annual per-recipient exclusion. Gift amounts in excess of the $11,000 annual per-recipient exclusion -- but under the $ 1 million $1 million lifetime gift exclusion must be reported -- but are not taxed.

You will find more information contained in IRS Publication 950.

Let me know if you need more input.

Good Luck!

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Gifts are not taxable. They are specifically excluded from taxable income by the statute.Form 709 is filed by the donor - not by the donee - and only when the gift is above certain threshold.
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In the US - gift - is not taxable income for the recipient and you do not need to report it on the tax return.There is no any amount limit.It does t matter how the gift is transferred - as long as that is a gift - there is NO income tax liability.Please see for reference IRS publication 525 -http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p525.pdfGifts and inheritances. In most cases, property you receive as a gift, bequest, or inheritance is not included in your income. However, if property you receive this way later produces income such as interest, dividends, or rents, that income is taxable to you....Another issue with gift tax...Regarding your situation - if the donor (gifter) is an US person - the gift is reported on the gift tax return. The gift below $14,000 is not taxable gift but when the gift is above that threshold - it is reported on the gift tax return - form 709.Regardless - there will NOT be any gift tax liability as long as the lifetime limit is reached - that limit is $5,430,000 for 2015.Any questions?
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