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Kiddie tax is a tax law that applies to kids with unearned income. The purpose of this tax is to keep parents from avoiding taxes by transferring assets or investments to their kids. In other words, Uncle Sam wants all his money. This tax is a bit complex so I’ll share the tip of the iceberg.
To minimize kiddie taxes, you can invest for your kids using tax-advantaged accounts like 529 Plans, or IRAs if they have earned income.
Need more help? Work with a tax professional to ensure your investments for your kids make sense tax-wise.
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