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Increase in Lifetime Gift Tax and Estate Exception – See How Much in 2023

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This exemption has represented the amount of a decedent’s estate which includes the previous taxable gifts that are exempt from estate tax.

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has released the Rev. Proc. 2022-38 which has the lists of 2023 inflation adjustments for estate tax purposes.

The amounts have exempt from the federal estate and gift taxes are adjusted for inflation each year. The IRS has reached out with the exemption amounts for 2023.

The annual gift tax exclusion this year 2023 is going to increase to more than the amount of $17,000 and an increase from $16,000 in the year 2022. In addition to that, the lifetime gift tax exemption and the estate are going to be $12.92 million per person for this year 2023, an increase from $12.06 million in 2022.

Estate and Gift Tax Exemption

You can give during your lifetime, or at your death, and be exempt from federal estate and gift taxes has increased from a whopping amount of $12,060,000 to $12,920,000. This says that a couple that is already married could gift more than an amount of $25 million in assets tax-free. However, this exemption is going to be gone in the year 2026 as it reverts to the prior exemption of the amount of $5 million, adjusted for inflation, or $7,000,000.

For the surviving spouses, the deduction of martial for the gift and estate taxes does remain unlimited except for the surviving spouses who are not Citizens of the U.S. For the non-citizen spouses, the marital deduction is going to be $175,000 for 2023.

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