Zillow Advice: Mortgage - Escrow Wiring Money http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Definitely talk to a CPA.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ Definitely talk to a CPA.&nbsp; I'd have them wire the 80K directly to the escrow/lawyer on your sisters behalf.&nbsp; Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ 2013-11-29T23:32:00Z You're looking at a potential ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ You're looking at a potential tax event. As Wetdawgs says, consult with a CPA.<br/><br/>All the best, Thu, 28 Nov 2013 04:41:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ 2013-11-28T04:41:00Z Please talk with a tax accountant.&nbsp;&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ Please talk with a tax accountant.&nbsp;&nbsp; As you describe, it does sound like a gift.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Why don't they wire it directly to your sister's account? Thu, 28 Nov 2013 04:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Escrow-Wiring-Money/520311/ 2013-11-28T04:32:00Z