Inflation Adjustments are in for 2015

Unified estate and gift tax exclusion amount. For gifts made and estates of decedents dying in 2015, the exclusion amount will be $5,430,000 (up from $5,340,000 for gifts made and estates of decedents dying in 2014).

Generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption. The exemption from GST tax will be $5,430,000 for transfers in 2015 (up from $5,340,000 for transfers in 2014).

Gift tax annual exclusion. For gifts made in 2015, the gift tax annual exclusion will be $14,000 (same as for gifts made in 2014).
Increased annual exclusion for gifts to noncitizen spouses. For gifts made in 2015, the annual exclusion for gifts to noncitizen spouses will be $147,000 (up from $145,000 for 2014).

Reporting foreign gifts. If the value of the aggregate “foreign gifts” received by a U.S. person (other than an exempt Code Sec. 501(c) organization) exceeds a threshold amount, the U.S. person must report each “foreign gift” to IRS. ( Code Sec. 6039F(a) ) Different reporting thresholds apply for gifts received from (a) nonresident alien individuals or foreign estates, and (b) foreign partnerships or foreign corporations. For gifts from a nonresident alien individual or foreign estate, reporting is required only if the aggregate amount of gifts from that person exceeds $100,000 during the tax year. For gifts from foreign corporations and foreign partnerships, the reporting threshold amount will be $15,601 in 2015 (up from $15,358 for 2014).

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