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Avraham "AY"  Rappaport, CLTC

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President, Financial Planner


Eli Rappaport

Vice President, Financial Planner


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Financial Planner


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Client Relations Manager


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November/December 2023

Want to Share Your Wealth with Grandkids?

Grandparents With Grandchildren Sitting On Sofa And Talking

When grandchildren are young, finding a cool toy or the latest electronics for them during the holidays is easy. But last year’s presents may be long forgotten when the next holiday rolls around. This year, consider giving grandkids gifts that will benefit them for many years. Your financial and tax professionals can help.

Annual Gifts
Wealthy grandparents can reduce their taxable estates by making annual gifts to grandchildren (and others) without paying gift taxes. For 2023, the annual gift tax exclusion allows you to give up to $17,000 per recipient — $34,000 if your spouse joins in the gift. Make sure you are confident that your grandchild will treat the gift responsibly before you gift a large sum.

Pay for Educational or Medical Costs
Beyond what the annual gift tax exclusion allows you to gift tax-free, you can give unlimited amounts to your grandchildren to pay for school tuition or medical expenses. The only catch is that you must pay the school or medical facility directly.

Head Start on Retirement
If your grandchild has earned income, you can contribute up to the lesser of that amount or $6,500 to a Roth IRA for your grandson or granddaughter. Withdrawals are tax-free at retirement, assuming qualifications have been met.

Custodial Accounts
Consider contributing to a custodial account for your grandchild. Under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) and Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA), up to $1,250 of earnings are tax-free, while the next $1,250 of earnings are taxed at the child’s tax rate. (Additional gains are taxed at the parents’ rate.) However, there are downsides. Your grandchild’s ownership of the account could affect eligibility for financial aid. And your grandchild has full control of the funds at either age 18 or 21, depending on the state.

Life Insurance
Another option is to purchase a life insurance policy and name your grandchild as a beneficiary. Generally, your grandchild will receive the proceeds tax-free when you die.

This may be ideal for any special needs grandchildren. You can combine the policy with a trust to help ensure the money is spent properly, assuming the beneficiary cannot make those decisions.



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