You are free to give your stepchildren up to €3,000 a year on top of any similar sum given to them by your husband. Photograph: iStock

I have just read your article, Will our stepchildren lose out on inheritance, from last September, which was very helpful. I have an additional query;(...)

It’s difficult enough to get on the housing ladder these days without lenders putting unnecessary barriers in the way. Photograph: iStock

My girlfriend and I are looking to buy a house. Her father would like to give her a gift of €35,000 towards it. The bank has told us that, because we (...)

Tax-free: rather than an annual gift, the French permit a single financial gift in any 15-year period. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

I live in France and my parents gift me €6,000 every year. The French tax authorities are asking questions about it and refuse to give me my income ta(...)

Each parent can give up to €3,000 to a person in a given tax year. That means your two parents can legitimately gift you up to €6,000 between them with no tax liability, either for you or your parents. Photograph: Getty Images

We are first-time buyers currently applying for a mortgage. Over the years I have received gifts from my parents within the rules of the small gift ex(...)

Is there is any way we can ensure our child gets our home and does not incur a vast inheritance tax bill? Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

My wife and I are both retired and we have one child whom we wish to give, by inheritance/or gift, whichever is better, our home, which we own. As i(...)

While €3,000 may not seem like a life-changing sum in itself, paid annually to each child and even grandchild where finances allow, it is a way of limiting exposure by them ultimately to inheritance tax. Photograph: Joe St Leger

You frequently mention the annual small gift exemption of €3,000 being payable without tax implications to children of a marriage. Does this payment h(...)

There is no upper limit on how much anyone can receive in a given tax year under the exemption – only that no more than €3,000 comes from any one person.

Regarding the €3,000 threshold a year to a family member – in this case a child – does that mean, that a father can give this amount to a child and th(...)

Since 2014, people who pay PAYE have had to  pay PRSI on income – such as rental income, dividends, bank interest, etc – that previously had been outside the PAYE net.

I have been a PAYE employee since 1976. In 2004, I purchased an apartment, in an attempt to fund a pension as I had no pension from my employer. I mad(...)

A wedding gift, by any reasonable interpretation, would seem to be a gift to both parties. Photograph: iStock

I recall that, in the past, you outlined the matter of a certain level of expenditure on a wedding gift being exempt from capital acquisitions tax (CA(...)

“There is nothing to stop either or both parents gifting up to €3,000 to each child in any calendar year.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

I know you have written about small gift exemptions in the past, but I would be grateful if you could clarify something. As parents of three adult ch(...)

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