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Decrease capital gains by gifting

My wife and I recently sold a rental house for cash at a substantial gain. Can we decrease the resulting capital gains for 2021 by gifting cash to our two kids ($15,000 from each parent to each kid = $30,000 x 2=$60,000)?

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Decrease capital gains by gifting

as described, the gifts will not reduce your capital gain.  in order for the kids to be taxed on the sale their name have had to have been on the title.

 

 

Decrease capital gains by gifting

No, you cannot decrease your capital gain (nor depreciation recapture on the rental) by gifting part, or all, of your proceeds from the sale.

 

Further, gifts to private individuals are not tax deductible.

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