Taxpayers filed 130.2 million U.S. individual income tax returns for Tax Year 2002, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the 130.5 million returns filed for 2001. Adjusted gross income decreased by 2.3 percent to $6.0 trillion.
Like transfers of wealth at death, wealth transfers during life—called inter vivos wealth transfers—are subject to Federal taxation. Only gifts in excess of $10,000 were potentially taxable for Gift Year 1997.
Split-interest trusts are, essentially, hybrid trusts having both charitable and noncharitable beneficiaries. For 2001, there were 119,821 Forms 5227, with $111.2 billion of assets and $11.7 billion of net income.