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Definition: Gift

Quick Summary of Gift

A transfer of an asset such as property or money etc from one person to another where no payment of any kind is given by the receiving person to the donor. Transfers of this kind may be subject to inheritance tax if the value is above a certain amount and to capital gains tax in certain circumstances.

What is the dictionary definition of Gift?

Dictionary Definition

n. the voluntary transfer of property (including money) to another person completely free of payment or strings while both the giver and the recipient are still alive. Large gifts are subject to the federal gift tax, and in some states, to a state gift tax.

  1. Something given to another voluntarily, without charge.
  2. A talent or natural ability.
  3. Something gained incidentally, without effort.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Gift. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 26, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Gift. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 26, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Gift. Retrieved September 26, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Gift are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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