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I want to know what the tax consequences are in the following

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I want to know what the tax consequences are in the following situation.
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Customer: My church is receiving land from their conference, but the conference is asking us to pay the back taxes on the property for five years. The conference received the land as a gift five years ago. The taxes are current for all years. However, our church was notified that we would receive the land in December 2013, and we thought we would be responsible for taxes going forward. What's the best approach for us? Should we try to structure this as a purchase? Because it certainly isn't a gift. Back taxes are 100K
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Anderson replied 1 year ago.
It is still a gift. Is the property is worth more than the taxes the church needs to pay?
Expert:  Mark Anderson replied 1 year ago.
You should probably get an agreement in writing: