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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

Cash method of accounting

Reporting income when actually or constructively received and deducting expenses when paid. Certain businesses may not use the cash method.

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