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May 26, 2011

IRS NOW LOOKING AT COUNTY RECORDER RECORDS TO LOCATE REAL ESTATE GIFT TRANSFERS WHICH ARE NOT REPORTED ON FORM 709

The Wall Street Journal reports the IRS is now investigating real estate transfers to determine if proper Gift Tax Returns (form 709) are reported.  The IRS is getting real estate transfer records in many states. This new procedure could naturally be extended at any time to discover real estate sales which have not been reported on personal tax returns.

Gift tax returns must be filed when the value of the gift exceeds $13,000. Real estate sales must be reported if there is any gain or loss.

This new procedure will result in many additional audits.  If you need help filing a Form 709 for any gift exceeding $13,000 let us know. This rule applies to gifts made by US Citizens and Permanent Residences whether living in the US or abroad. It also applies regardless of the location of the property gifted or to whom it is gifted.


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