By Nathan Vinson, Attorney
English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP
There are donations making their way to non-profits, and checks being written in lieu of gifts to family members. If you prefer to give money rather than gifts to children, grandchildren or others on your list, there are a few things you need to know before you write that check.
We’ll address just giving to your children in this blog post; we’ll address giving to charities in part two later this month.
The main point: your gift can trigger your obligation to file a gift tax return if you aren’t careful. We’ll walk you through who you can give to, how you can give and how much you can give. Here’s the official information from the IRS.