If you made large gifts to your children, grandchildren or others in 2021, it’s important to determine whether you’re required to file a gift tax return by April 18 (Oct. 17 if you file for an extension). The annual gift tax exclusion has increased in 2022 to $16,000 but was $15,000 for 2021. Generally, you’ll need to file a return if you made 2021 gifts that exceeded the $15,000-per-recipient gift tax annual exclusion (unless to your U.S. noncitizen spouse) and in certain other situations. But sometimes it’s desirable to file a gift tax return even if you aren’t required to. If you’re not sure whether you must (or should) file a 2021 gift tax return, contact us.