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Gift Deed
State
Louisiana
Area
Washington Parish
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Included Forms

All Washington Parish specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:


Washington Parish Gift Deed Form Page 1

Gift Deed Form - Washington Parish

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/14/2022

Washington Parish Gift Deed Guide Page 1

Gift Deed Guide - Washington Parish

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/23/2022

Washington Parish Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document - Washington Parish

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 2/4/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Louisiana and Washington Parish supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (Louisiana Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Representative (Louisiana Document)


Jurat (Louisiana Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by Louisiana or Washington Parish. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Washington Parish forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Washington Parish Gift Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Can the Gift Deed forms be re-used?
    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Washington Parish that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Washington Parish.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Washington Parish ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Washington Parish including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • Do I have to enter all of my property information online?
    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
  • Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?
    • Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.
  • Do I need any special software to use these forms?
    • You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Gift Deed Forms:

  • Washington Parish

Including:

  • Angie
  • Bogalusa
  • Franklinton
  • Mount Hermon
  • Varnado

What is the Louisiana Gift Deed?

Gifts of Real Property in Louisiana

Gift deeds convey title to real property from one party to another with no exchange of consideration, monetary or otherwise. Often used to transfer property between family members or to gift realty as a charitable act or donation, these conveyances occur during the grantor's lifetime. Gift deeds must contain language that explicitly states that no consideration is expected or required. Ambiguous language, or references to any type of consideration, can make the gift deed contestable in court.

A lawful gift deed includes the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, vesting information, and mailing address. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Generally, real property is owned in either sole ownership or co-ownership. For Louisiana residential property, "ownership of the same thing by two or more persons is ownership in indivision. In the absence of other provisions of law or judicial act, the shares of all co-owners are presumed to be equal" (La. Civ. Code 797). Community property is defined as property obtained by one or both spouses during their marriage (La. Civ. Code 2338). With community property, "each spouse owns a present undivided one-half interest" (La. Civ. Code 2336). For conveyances of real property to co-owners, consult any extant co-ownership agreement. If conveying to multiple persons without an existing agreement, contact an attorney to discuss titling options.

As with any conveyance of realty, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the subject parcel. If the conveyance includes any new plat or survey information, it must be signed and sealed by a licensed professional land surveyor (La. Rev. Stat. 44:41). Recite the prior deed reference to maintain a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property.

The deed must be signed by the grantor and acknowledged by an authorized individual. In Louisiana, two witness signatures, not including the notary, are also required for an authentic act (La. Civ. Code 1833). All signatures must be original. Some parishes require that additional documents be submitted with the instrument for recording. Check cover sheet requirements with the relevant clerk of court prior to submitting the deed for recording.

Record the completed gift deed with the clerk of court's office in the parish where the subject property is located. Contact the same office to confirm recording fees and accepted forms of payment.

With gifts of real property, the recipient of the gift (grantee or donee) is not required to declare the amount of the gift as income, but if the property accrues income after the transaction, the grantee is responsible for paying the requisite state and federal income taxes [1].

In Louisiana, there is no state gift tax, but gifts of real property are subject to the federal gift tax. The person or entity making the gift (grantor or donor) is responsible for paying the federal gift tax; however, if the donor does not pay the gift tax, the donee (grantee) will be held liable [1]. For questions regarding state and federal tax laws, consult a tax specialist.

In accordance with federal law, individuals are permitted an annual exclusion of $15,000 on gifts. This means that gifts valued below $15,000 do not require a federal gift tax return (Form 709). However, if the gift's value could possibly be disputed by the IRS, a donor may benefit from filing a Form 709 [2].

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a Louisiana lawyer with any questions about gift deeds or other matters related to real property.

[1] http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT199105HR.pdf
[2] https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/frequently-asked-questions-on-gift-taxes

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