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nimredel
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I live in WV. My sister and I are co-owners of a property. If she gives me her portion of the property will she have to pay a gift tax?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I live in WV. My sister and I are co-owners of a property. If she gives me her portion of the property will she have to pay a gift tax?

GIFTS

Money that you receive as a gift is not taxable income to you, and you do not need to report it on your income tax return.  Money that you gave as a gift to someone else is not deductible for your taxes.

 

Turbo Tax does not support the gift tax form 709, but here is a link:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f709.pdf

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/estates/the-gift-tax-made-simple/L5tGWVC8N

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2017/10/19/irs-announces-2018-estate-and-gift-tax-limits-...

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
rjs
Level 15
Level 15

I live in WV. My sister and I are co-owners of a property. If she gives me her portion of the property will she have to pay a gift tax?

If the share of the property that your sister gives you is worth more than $15,000 she will have to file a gift tax return, Form 709. She will not have to pay any gift tax unless the total of all gifts she has given in her lifetime is more than $11.7 million, but she has to file the return.

 

TomD8
Level 15

I live in WV. My sister and I are co-owners of a property. If she gives me her portion of the property will she have to pay a gift tax?

For 2021, the lifetime gift tax exemption is $11.7 million. This means that a person can give up to $11.7 million in gifts over the course of their lifetime without ever having to pay gift tax on it. 

 

However, the IRS requires that gifts exceeding $15,000 in value must be reported to them on Form 709.  @xmasbaby0  gave you a link to that form.

**Answers are correct to the best of my ability but do not constitute tax or legal advice.
Hal_Al
Level 15

I live in WV. My sister and I are co-owners of a property. If she gives me her portion of the property will she have to pay a gift tax?

"Gift Tax" is somewhat of a misnomer.  Even though a gift tax return may be required, very few people ever actually pay federal gift tax. The purpose of the gift tax return is usually only to document a reduction in the allowable estate tax exemption.
See https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/Tax-Planning-and-Checklists/The-Gift-Tax-Made-Simple/...

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