What is the Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Amount?
What is the annual gift tax exclusion amount in 2022? The amount is $16,000 per person, and in 2023 it’ll be $17,000 per person.
What does that mean? It means that you can give up to $16,000 to as many people as you want, and it will not affect your future estate taxes, and you don’t have to file a gift tax return. It’s not taxable to you.
And gifts to recipients are never taxable to them, so anytime you make a gift to the recipient, they know don’t ever pay income tax on that. Something a lot of people don’t understand.
If you make a gift above $16,000, it doesn’t mean that’s taxable either. It just means that you should file a gift tax return. And if you do that, what will happen is it will reduce your lifetime amount, your exemption amount, lifetime exemption amount now is over $12 million per person. So most people can afford to make those gifts without having a big taxable estate at the end of their lives.