Alaska Statutes.
Title 34. Property
Chapter 77. Community Property Act
Section 50. Gifts of Community Property to Third Persons.
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AS 34.77.050. Gifts of Community Property to Third Persons.

(a) A spouse acting alone may not give to a third person community property that the spouse has the right to manage and control unless the value of the community property given to the third person does not aggregate more than $1,000 in a calendar year, or a larger amount if, when made, the gift is reasonable in amount considering the economic position of the spouses.

(b) A gift of community property to a third person that is not allowed under (a) of this section is subject to (d) of this section unless both spouses act together in making the gift or the other spouse ratifies the gift.

(c) Reporting any part of a gift made by the other spouse on a United States gift tax return under 26 U.S.C. 2501 - 2524 or consenting to the treatment of a gift under 26 U.S.C. 2513 (Internal Revenue Code) by signing the consent on the other spouse's United States gift tax return is treated as the spouses acting together in making the gift.

(d) If a gift of community property by a spouse does not comply with (a) of this section, the other spouse may bring the action against the donating spouse, the recipient of the gift, or both. The action must be commenced within the earlier of one year after the other spouse has notice of the gift or three years after the gift. If the recovery occurs during marriage, it is community property. If the recovery occurs after a dissolution or the death of either spouse, the recovery may not exceed one-half of the value of the gift and is individual property.

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