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i am a green card holder. if i receive money from India as

a gift from my uncle...
i am a green card holder. if i receive money from India as a gift from my uncle or father, do i have to pay taxes on that here
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Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

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Thank you for your question

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Gifts are not taxable, so you will not pay tax on the gift

MyVirtualCPA :

However, if the gift is over $100,000 you will need to report it on form 3520

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There will be no tax due. It's an information only return.

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Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?

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Customer:

Even if the gift is not from an uncle or a friend?

MyVirtualCPA :

It doesn't matter who gives you the gift, it's tax free

Customer:

I mean even if the gift IS from an uncle or a friend?

Customer:

ok thank you..so when they wire the money they just need to mark the wire/ACH as "gift"?

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They can do that, yes

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and you will file form 3520 if the amount is greater than $100,000

Customer:

ok thank you

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You're welcome

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