Can my father send me money from China?

I am an international student living in Boston. My parents send me money from time to time. I want to buy a car and move off campus. Can my father (who lives in china) legally wire me 100,000? Do I have to pay a gift tax?

Asked on October 12, 2011 under Immigration Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

This is not really an immigration issue since it has nothing to do with immigration, your status in the US, or any applications for immigration benefits in the US.  I would suggest that you speak with an accountant regarding the possible tax consequences of receiving such a large sum of money from abroad through a wire transfer.


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