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IRS: What is the limit on gift tax?

The gift tax is a federal tax on gifted money or property.

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There are limits on how much you can donate to a third party.


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What is the maximum amount for avoiding taxes?

The gift tax works as a donation for a third party. Generally, only a few people will owe gift tax. Read more about it here.

For the 2021 tax year, the annual exclusion of gift tax is $15,000 and f0r 2022 is $16,000. That means you can transfer money, property, or a good worth $15,000 and not pay any taxes on it.

You can also gift more to other people. However there is an exception, the $15,000 gifts aren’t limited to a total amount. Essentially, you can make $16,000 individual gifts to as many people as you want.

If you’re married, combined with your spouse, you could give away $30,000 a year. If you give more than the established amount, you’ll have to file a gift tax return.

Does the gift tax have a life limit?

Yes, in 2021 the maximum you could give away is $11.70 million. However, in 2022, you could give away up to $12.06 million.

How much do you pay in taxes if you go over?

If your surpass the $16,000 gift limit you’ll have to pay taxes on it.

  • up to $10,000- 18%
  • $10,001 to $20,000- 20%
  • $20,001 to $40,000- 22%
  • $40,001 to $60,000- 24%
  • $60,001 to $80,000- 26%
  • $80,001 to $100,000-28%
  • $100,001 to $150,000- 30%
  • $150,001 to $250,000- 32%
  • $250,001 to $500,000- 34%
  • $500,001 to $750,000- 37%
  • $750,001 to $1,000,000- 39%
  • More than $1,000,000- 40%

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