The most frequently asked tax questions related to Family Issues
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In 2011, For an estate or gift(s) with:
Taxable income of $1 but not over $10,000 the tax is $0 plus 18 % over $0
T.I. of $100,000 but not over $150,000 the tax is $23,820 plus 30 % over $100,000
T.I. of $150,000 but not over $250,000 the tax is $38,800 plus 32 % over $150,000
T.I. of $250,000 but not over $500,000 the tax is $70,800 plus 34 % over $250,000
T.I. of $500,000 the tax is $155,800 plus 35 % over $500,000 Any gift tax that you would owe is eliminated or reduced by a tax credit. The credit against taxable gifts for 2011 and 2012 is $1,730,800 effectively exempting $5 million of taxable estates.
Lifetime Federal Gift Tax Exclusion = $5,250,000
Lifetime GST Tax Exemption = $5,250,000
Important NOTE is that State exclusions may be different from above Federal amounts.
Alimony must be paid under a decree of divorce or legal separation agreement or decree of support.
Alimony cash payments are deductible if you pay them and reportable as taxable if you receive them.
Noncash property settlements is not alimony.
Divorced and legally separated parties must not live in the same household when payments are made.
Child support payments do not qualify as alimony and are not deductible to the giver and not taxable to the receiver.