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gift tax and quitclaim deed with life estate

Do gift taxes have to paid on a house in Massacusetts if the house is signed over with a quitclaim deed for less than $100 and has a life estate on it. The house is worth approx $200,000.00

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi bpelton,

The grantor will have to pay gift taxes only if the property is transferred as a gift to the grantee. As the property was sold for $100, I don't think it would be considered as a gift. However, to be on the safe side, consult a real estate attorney and he would help you in this regard.

Thanks

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