The Listen to Lawrence Letter: Tax Implications for the receiver of Gifts?

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Dear Clients and Friends,
My LISTEN TO LAWRENCE LETTER about the $15,000 per person, per year GIFT TAX exclusion prompted a flood of questions about the income tax ramifications for the donee. Here are three examples and my short and sweet response:
QUESTION:
Love the “Listen to Lawrence Letters” and I often forward them to friends who may be interested.  A question about this recent question about monetary gifts: If I give $100,000 to a relative or friend, I know I don’t have to pay tax on it. Since I have to report this on a gift tax return, does the recipient then have to pay income tax on it? Thanks for all you do!
QUESTION:
Is there a tax implication for the receiver of the money gift? If so, at what amount would they have to claim the gift(s) as income? Thanks!!
QUESTION:
I understand what you say about giving the $15,000 & the gift tax. How do the children that you give this money to report it? Is there a tax at their end? Thank you.
MY RESPONSE:
Good news! The donee of the gift does not report the gift or pay any tax. THERE IS NO INCOME TAX ON THE RECEIPT OF A GIFT!!!!! WOO HOO!
I hope this helps! Please forward this information to your friends and relatives to share these informative answers to some very commonly asked questions.
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Until next time…
peace, health and happiness,
Lawrence Eric Davidow