As of 2014, taxpayers must pay a gift tax after they have gifted more than $5.43 million of excess money during their lifetimes. Parents can gift $14,000 per year to each of their children. More » Business & Finance Taxes

The main reason for the institution of the gift tax is to prevent individuals from giving away their estates to a select group of people tax-free, reports Intuit. However, and in keeping with this rationale, small gifts ... More » Business & Finance Taxes

The limit on tax-free gifts is $14,000 per person, as of 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Any amount over this is subjected to gift taxes. More » Business & Finance Taxes
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