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Answered: December 21, 2021 11:52 pm

If I gift money to my grandchildren, is there a tax deduction I can take?

Unlike deductions for charitable contributions to IRS-recognized organizations, there is no income tax deduction for gifts you make to individuals. What’s more, if gifts of cash exceed the annual gift tax exclusion—$15,000 in 2021; $16,000 in 2022—you must file Form 709, but in most cases no gift tax will be owed because of the lifetime exclusion.

Tax Glossary

Active participation

Test for determining deductibility of IRA deductions. Active participants in employer retirement plans are subject to IRA deduction phase-out rules if adjusted gross income exceeds certain threshold.

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