How much can I gift in 2015 without having to file a gift tax return?

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The annual gift tax exclusion amount remains at $14,000 for 2015. So long as the total gifts given to anyone beneficiary do not exceed $14,000 in any one year no gift tax return need be filed. Also, remember that both a husband and wife can both give $14,000 so combined they can give up to $28,000 to help a child with a down payment on a new house or for any other reason. If you are considering gifting more than that amount it would be appropriate to discuss the matter with your attorney or CPA before finalizing the transaction.