I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?
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I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?

I gave each of them $15,000, the maximun I could under law.

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Level 15

I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?

$15,000 is only the maximum before you have to file a Gift Tax return. However, no gift taxes are usually due
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Level 13

I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?

No deduction but but no tax liability either. 

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Level 15

I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?

You have no tax liability (and no deduction) for the gifts to your children. You don't even report the gifts anywhere. But you do have to report the sale of the stock. If you had a gain (profit) from the sale, you might have to pay tax on the gain.
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Level 15

I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?

Why no capital gains tax? Or did you mean the kids don't have to pay taxes on the gift?
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Level 13

I sold inherited stock to assist my children in the purchase of their first home. Is any part of this deductible from my taxes?

Yes, capital gains would be taxed.  I was thinking the stock was given as a gift in which case there would not have been any capital gains.
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