Filing Form 709: How to Report Federal Gift Tax
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Apply basic gift tax concepts
  • Identify specific transfers that are excluded from gift tax consideration
  • Calculate the gift tax on certain transfers
  • List disclosure requirements with respect to gifts
  • Apply planning strategies to minimize gift tax consequences
Julie McGinty

Instructor bio

Julie McGinty has served as subject matter expert for Becker since 2016, working on CPA exam review for REG and most recently as a presenter of CPE courses. Julie is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Georgia. She teaches federal taxation classes at the graduate level. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia. In addition to teaching, Julie is a sales & use tax consultant, advising businesses on nexus, product taxability and compliance issues. Julie also serves as president of the board of directors for the Athens Area Diaper Bank, which distributes more than 400,000 diapers each year to babies at risk of diaper need.


  • University of Georgia
    • BBA
    • MAcc

Licenses & designations

  • CPA

Teaching & instruction


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