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How much can I gift tax free in 2012 per person

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How much can I gift tax free in 2012 per person
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The 2012 annual gift tax exclusion is $13,000 per person or $26,000 for a married couple. You may read more in IRS publication 950 –

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I see that you posed a question in my feedback as follows:
"Can My wife write a check for 26,000.00 and I write a check for 26,000. for my son and his wife"

Yes the $52,000 would qualify under the 2012 annual gift tax exclusion since both the donor and the recipient are married