Short Video on the Myths and Facts of 529 Gift Limits
The Annual Gift Tax Exclusion for 2020 is $15,000 per individual. This planning assumes no other gifts being made to the donee by the contributor. Contributions to an account for a beneficiary between $15,000 and $75,000 can be prorated over a five-year period without incurring federal gift taxes or reducing an investor's unified estate and lifetime gift tax credit amount of $11.58 million (2020). If the account owner dies before the end of the five-year period, a prorated portion of the contribution will be included in his or her taxable estate. Federal gift taxation may result if a contribution exceeds the available annual gift tax exclusion amount remaining for a given beneficiary in the year of contribution if the investor has used up his/her unified estate and gift tax credit.
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