gift tax
gift tax n: an excise tax imposed on a donor for gifts of property made during the donor's lifetime see also annual exclusion, gift 3 split gift at gift, unified transfer tax compare death tax, estate tax, generation-skipping transfer tax

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

gift tax
n.
A tax imposed on gifts.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


gift tax
Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $13,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt from this tax: gifts to tax-exempt charities, gifts to your spouse (limited to $133,000 annually if the recipient isn't a U.S. citizen), and gifts made for tuition or medical bills. In addition to the annual gift tax exclusion, there is a $1 million cumulative tax exemption for gifts. In other words, you can give away a total of $1 million during your lifetime — over and above the gifts you give using the annual exclusion — without paying gift taxes.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


gift tax
n. A tax levied on the value of property given as a gift, imposed upon the donor of the gift

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

gift tax
n.
   federal tax on large gifts. Gifts to members of a family may be up to $10,000 a year to each plus an additional $30,000 accumulation of gifts is allowed tax-free. Several states also impose gift taxes. As with all tax questions, professional assistance in gift tax planning is vital.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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