I'm helping my parents build a new home by funding it out of my own pocket and waiting for them to sell their home to receive funds later.
When my parents sell their home, they plan to transfer these funds to me. Are there any tax implications with this transaction? Any steps to take with IRS?
So far, I've paid around 125K for the house. They sold their house and receiving 300K which they just plan to transfer to me. The new house itself cost 350K to build, so 50K will be coming out of my own pocket.
When the home is completely built, I plan to transfer the title to them. Any tax implications here as well?
Thanks for your input.
Essentially, you have a short-term loan to your parents coupled with a gift of $50,000.
You might want to seek professional tax guidance for this transaction as well as local legal counsel.
In short, there should be documentation concerning the loan and the applicable federal interest rate (AFR) should be charged on the outstanding balance.
Further, a gift tax return (Form 709) will have to be filed for the $50,000 gift since it exceeds the annual exclusion ($15,000 allowed to each of your parents - total of $30,000).