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South Carolina - Florence County Gift Deed Form

All Florence County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Florence County Gift Deed Form Page 1

Gift Deed Form - Florence County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 10/29/2021


Florence County Gift Deed Guide Page 1

Gift Deed Guide - Florence County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 3/12/2021


Florence County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document - Florence County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 11/23/2021


*The Following South Carolina and Florence County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Recording Requirements - Information Sheet (South Carolina Document)


Recording Fee Manual (South Carolina Document)


Deed Stamps Table (South Carolina Document)


Affidavit for Taxable Transfers (South Carolina Document)


Affidavit for Exempt Transfers (South Carolina Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (South Carolina Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Representative (South Carolina Document)


Jurat (South Carolina Document)


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Areas covered by these Gift Deed Forms:

  • Florence County

Including:

  • Coward
  • Effingham
  • Florence
  • Johnsonville
  • Lake City
  • Olanta
  • Pamplico
  • Scranton
  • Timmonsville

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What is the South Carolina Gift Deed?

A gift deed, or deed of gift, is a legal document voluntarily transferring title to real property from one party (the grantor or donor) to another (the grantee or donee). A gift deed typically transfers real property between family or close friends. Gift deeds are also used to donate to a non-profit organization or charity. The deed serves as proof that the transfer is indeed a gift and without consideration (any conditions or form of compensation).

Valid deeds must meet the following requirements: The grantor must intend to make a present gift of the property, the grantor must deliver the property to the grantee, and the grantee must accept the gift. A gift deed must contain language that explicitly states no consideration is expected or required, because any ambiguity or reference to consideration can make the deed contestable in court. A promise to transfer ownership in the future is not a gift, and any deed that does not immediately transfer the interest in the property, or meet any of the aforementioned requirements, can be revoked [1].

A lawful gift deed includes the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, mailing address, and vesting. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. For South Carolina residential property, the primary methods for holding title are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more unmarried persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless a right of survivorship is expressly created in the conveyance (S.C. Code Ann. 27-7-40(a)).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. In South Carolina, the grantor must sign the deed in front of two witnesses and in the presence of an individual authorized by the state to administer an oath. Record the completed deed at the local county Recorder's office, along with an Affidavit of True Consideration (S.C. Code Ann. 12-24-70(A)(1)).

The grantor is responsible for paying the Federal Gift Tax. The IRS implements a Federal Gift Tax on any transfer of property from one individual to another with no consideration, or consideration that is less than the full market value. In accordance with federal law, individuals are permitted an annual exclusion of $15,000 on gifts. This means that if a gift is valued below $15,000, a federal gift tax return (Form 709) does not need to be filed. However, if the gift is something that could possibly be disputed by the IRS -- such as real property -- a grantor may benefit from filing a Form 709 [2].

In South Carolina, there is no state gift tax. Gifts of real property in South Carolina are, however, subject to the federal gift tax. The grantor is responsible for paying the tax, but if the grantor does not pay the gift tax, the grantee will be held liable [1]. For questions regarding state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist.

With gifts of real property, the recipient of the gift (grantee) is not required to declare the amount of the gift as income, but if the property accrues income after the transaction, the recipient is responsible for paying the requisite state and federal income taxes [3].

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a lawyer with any questions about gift deeds or other issues related to the transfer of real property. For questions regarding federal and state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist.

[1] https://nationalparalegal.edu/public_documents/courseware_asp_files/realProperty/PersonalProperty/InterVivosGifts.asp
[2] http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT199105HR.pdf
[3] https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/frequently-asked-questions-on-gift-taxes

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