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Phil,Correct me if I am wrong......isn't a gift over the 10k amount evenutally deducted from the $675k (presently) amount exclusion amount as far as estate taxes are concerned? This may be something to think about also when gifting to children. Of course, if gifting 10k to each child each year keeps the inheritance under the $675K amount then there is nothing to be concerned about.Regards,Joanna
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