gifts and your lifetime exemption and can consist of almost any type of asset, including cash, real estate, securities, business interest, and limited partnership interests. Gifts must be irrevocable but can be made of a future interest, not just a present interest, allowing you to provide access to the funds with certain conditions (e.g., the beneficiary reaches a certain age). While every dollar of taxable gifts requires a gift tax return and gift tax paid, the effective cost of the gift tax is less expensive than the estate tax. This is because when a gift is made, only the amount gifted is taxed, and the tax that is paid is now out of the estate. There is not tax paid on the gift tax. Additionally, growth of the gifted asset avoids estate tax.
$1,000,000 gifted today doubles in 15 years
$1,000,000 today doubles in 15 years in estate to $2,000,000
$400,000 Estate Tax
Child’s investment less 15%* capital gains on tax on grown $1,850,000
TO GIFT EARLY?
OR NOT TO GIFT EARLY?
Child receives $1,600,000
Contact a Commerce Trust advisor for help exploring your options and identifying a gifting strategy that fits your situation and reduces your tax burden. 1-855-295-7821 | commercetrustcompany.com
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