Kiddie tax strategies for adults
Abstract: In an effort to close a popular loophole, Congress has been expanding the age of offspring subject to the kiddie tax. In the latest adjustment, which began with the 2008 tax year, the kiddie tax was expanded to include dependents under age 19 and full-time students under age 24. The net effect is that many more families could be affected by this tax. If you’ve previously transferred considerable wealth to your children under the old kiddie tax rules, this article explains why you need to re-evaluate those investments and how they fit into your overall tax and education planning strategy.