US Savings Bonds/Savings Bonds as gifts and prizes

Savings Bond registration and possession basics

Tuesday, June 8th, 2004
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My aunt has given me eight Savings Bonds. As I am the beneficiary of her gift, does she have to die before I can cash them?

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Savings Bonds as gifts for grandchildren and others

Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
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I am a grandmother interested in buying savings bonds for my grandchildren. I am clueless and am wondering if this would be a better way for me to save. Right now I have a savings account at my bank for them, but it does not draw a lot of interest.

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Savings Bond gift certificates

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
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I would like to know where I can either get or print Savings Bond gift certificates. My bank is always out of them. I give bonds to my grandchildren for their birthdays.

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Finding out the giver of a Savings Bond

Tuesday, December 14th, 2004
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I received a saving bond as a gift. How can I find out the person or persons who gave me the gift?

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I won a Savings Bond! Now what?

Monday, December 27th, 2004
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My daughter won a $100 savings bond in November 1996 through her school. Do I need to do anything before the 30-year interest is up? Do we cash it in at that time?

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How to buy a gift Savings Bonds for a non-citizen godson

Thursday, December 30th, 2004
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I'd like to start buying savings bonds for my godson, who isn't a US citizen and doesn't have a social security number. What options are there to purchase savings bonds in his name on an annual basis?

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Savings Bonds and gift tax

Monday, February 28th, 2005
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My father-in-law wants to make my wife co-owner of $60,000 in H bonds and send them to her. If she simply places them in a saftey deposit box, will she be liable for gift tax?

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Why does Savings Bond giver need my kid’s Social Security Number?

Thursday, March 10th, 2005
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My daughter's godfather wants to start buying her savings bonds and has asked for her social security number in order to do this. We have already received two $25 saving bonds without having to use her social security number. Is this necessary?

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Tax-free Savings Bond interest income using gifts to charities

Sunday, March 20th, 2005
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Is there any way to avoid paying taxes on Savings Bond interest - for example, signing them over to a relative, transferring them to a grandchild's education fund, or perhaps signing them over to a charity?

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Savings Bond gifts in Treasury Direct

Monday, February 20th, 2006
Categorized as: Savings Bonds as gifts and prizesTreasury Direct
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Learn how to buy gift bonds in TreasuryDirect using the Gift Box, linked accounts for minors, or direct transfer to the recipient's TreasuryDirect account.

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