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1. Only if the IRS asks for the proof. The gifts do not have to be from blood relatives. They can be from anyone that you are not providing services to or work for.
2. YOu have to report on 3550 if all your gifts in the tax year (together) are more than $100,000. You do not get to choose if you will report.
If your husband receives gifts then his are different form yours.
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Robin. I am certainly satisfied with your fast response and clear answers. I would like to further confirm. If my brother sends gift to me (50 k) and my husband gets gift from his sister (70 k). then we don't need to report to IRS, correct? even though we share one single bank account and report joint tax turn? Thanks. M
The 3550 is for individuals so if you each receive gifts they are not added together for reporting requirements.
Ok that sounds clear to me, Robin. Thank you so much.
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could you hang on? if his sister can contribute 50 k to me and 70 to him, would it not meet reporting requirement then?
sorry for asking further
I am just not quite clear about this reporting condition.
No because the rule is on the gifts you individually receive not on the same nonresident alien giving the gifts .
OK, Robin. Now it is really clear. Thank you so much.
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