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A relative has an estate that is greater than $675K, and the question is how she can structure gifts to children. She will be responsible for her own medical expenses, so Medicaid qualification is not an issue. She currently is on Medicare benefits for medical coverage.

Can she gift 10K each to 1) her son Tom, 2) spouse of Tom, 3) the pair of Tom and his spouse, 4) her son Richard, 5) spouse of Richard, 6) pair of Richard and spouse, 7) pair of Tom and Richard, 8) pair of Tom's spouse and Richard's spouse, 9) group of Tom, Richard, and their two spouses, 10) group of Tom, Richard, and one spouse, and 11) group of Tom, Richard, and the other spouse.

Would this would allow 110K to be gifted in one year to the various combinations of Tom, Richard, and their spouses with no tax implications for either the donor or recipients?

I thought this was allowed, but could not find any explicit statements that covered this in this board's archives, or some of the annual thick tax books from Lassiters and the like.

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