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college tuition for grandkids, wondering...
Owner owns a business that is a c corp and want to help with college tuition for grandkids, wondering the best way to get the dollars to the kids,can always take the money personally pay income tax, then gift but would like to not pay income tax if he doesnt have to.
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Customer: $10,000 each for 2 grandkids this year.
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Tax Professional: Mark Taylor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 year ago

How old are the grandchildren?

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20 and 18 -
Tax Professional: Mark Taylor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 1 year ago

There are a could of ways that this could be handled. There is no way to avoid taxes. He could hire the grandkids as employees. He would be able to deduct the payments on the C-corporation. He would of course need to pay associated payroll taxes. The grandkids would need to pick up the wages as income. Most likely the tax impact to them would be minimal. Another option would be to contribute the $10,000 into 529 plans for each grandchild. The earnings from these accounts grow tax free and the distributions are tax free as long as they are used for qualified educational expenses.

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