Saturday, February 12, 2022

New figures

 A new year brings updates in dollar limits. The IRS figures first: 

"Annual exclusion" for gifts               $16,000 

Estate/gift tax exemption equivalent  $12,060,000 

Recall that the per-year gift exemption relates to reporting requirements only. If one single person gives another single person $20,000, this exceeds the per-year exclusion, but does not trigger a gift tax liability so long as the exemption equivalent is not exceeded. What it usually requires is the filing of a gift tax report using Form 709. See the IRS instructions for that form. 

For persons dying in 2022, the new figures as certified by the Michigan Department of Treasury are: 


The first two figures differ depending on whether there are children from a previous marriage. 


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