Employee Holiday Gifts May Be Taxable!

Employee Holiday Gifts May Be Taxable

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Article Highlights: De Minimis Fringe Benefits Cash Gifts Gift Certificates Group Meals FICA and Wage Withholding It is common practice this time of year for employers to give their employees gifts. Where a gift is infrequently…

Transferring a Primary Residence to Children

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From the FI Tax Guy How do you pass your family’s house to your children? It’s a pressing question and involves significant tax, legal, and emotional considerations. Unfortunately, it is a topic about which there is much confusion. This…

Holiday Gifting with a Tax Twist

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Some holiday gifts you provide to members of your family, employees, and others may also yield tax benefits. Here are some examples: Employee Gifts – It is common practice this time of year for employers to give employees gifts. Although…
Donor Advised Funds Provide Tax Benefits

Donor Advised Funds Provide Tax Benefits

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If you would like to make a substantial tax-deductible charitable donation this year, but have the ability to spread the actual distribution of funds to specific charities over a number of years, a donor-advised fund (DAF) may fill that need.…
Gift Tax Treatment of Tuition Plans

Gift Tax Treatment of Tuition Plans

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Qualified tuition plans (QTPs) provide a means for family members and others to save for the future educational needs of children. Investment earnings within a QTP account are tax deferred and not taxable when withdrawn if used to pay qualified…
Gift and Estate Tax Primer

Gift and Estate Tax Primer

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The tax code places limits on the amounts that individuals can gift to others (as money or property) without paying taxes. This is meant to keep individuals from using gifts to avoid the estate tax that is imposed upon inherited assets. This…
Will Gifts Now Using the Temporarily Increased Gift-Estate Exclusion Harm Estates after 2025?

Will Gifts Now Using the Temporarily Increased Gift-Estate Exclusion Harm Estates after 2025?

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Individuals with large estates generally want to gift portions of their estate to beneficiaries while they are still living, to avoid or lessen the estate tax when they pass away. That can be done through annual gifts (up to the inflation-adjusted…
Holiday Gifts with Tax Benefits

Holiday Gifts with Tax Benefits

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Some holiday gifts you provide to members of your family, employees and others may also yield tax benefits. Here are some examples: Electric Car Credit – If you purchase an electric car as a holiday gift for your spouse or even…
Taxpayers Find Gift Tax Reporting Confusing

Taxpayers Find Gift Tax Reporting Confusing

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Gift taxes were created to prevent wealthy taxpayers from transferring their estates to their beneficiaries via gifts and thus avoid estate taxes when they pass away. But that does not mean only wealthy taxpayers need to be concerned with the…