Report any amount that exceeds the per person gift of 15 000 on form 709 and submit it with your annual tax return. Tax rates on taxable.
So long as you keep the value of your gift below 15 000 per person you are free to gift to an unlimited number of people and will not have to report it or worry about paying any gift tax.
How to gift money to family tax free. For married couples each person can use their own exclusion amount meaning parents can gift up to 30 000 per child without triggering the gift tax. It must go to charity. Even if you do not owe gift taxes on the monetary gifts you made you still have to file irs form 709 if you exceed the yearly limit of 15 000 per person.
Whether you ll owe any gift tax to the federal government. Any money sitting in your fund can be invested tax free so you potentially have more money to give later on. For wealthier gift givers making larger gifts there s another issue to keep in mind.
If you re married your spouse can also give. And you can name other family members as advisers of the fund so they can make donations to charities as well. Gift taxes are complicated.
However there s an important exception to this rule you can give up to 15 000 per person during the year without having to file a gift tax return. Once you put money in you can t take it out. Because taxpayers must file individual gift tax returns spouses cannot file a joint gift tax return.