Giving a car gift in NY form PA

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#1

I live in PA and want to give my car(titled in PA) as a gift to my dad who lives in NY and will have to register the car there. Will he or I have to pay sales tax.


#2

Your Dad needs to contact the NY DMV and ask the question. In some states, a gift affadavit certifying the transfer of the properly to a family member allows for the avoidance of the sales tax as part of the transaction. Don’t know if NY is one of those states, but NY DMV will.


#3

You won’t. He might. You’d have to ask the NY Department of Motor Vehicles, or whatever they call it.

Since it’s a gift there may be no tax involved, but check it out with NY to be sure.


#4

My late Father-in-Law gave me his 93 Caprice (titled in PA) in 2002. When I registered it in NJ, I gave it a nominal value ($500-1000) and paid the state tax on that amount. Best to check with the NY DMV.

Ed B.


#5

Check with DMV in both states, but I believe in PA you can title a car over to a family member as a gift with a token $1.00 payment.

Now what happens when dad takes the title to NY and retitles and registers the car depends on NYS DMV rules. I think he can title it for $1.00 sale and pay virtually no sales tax. Some states collect a registration fee of the a % of the “book value” of the car, I believe North Carolina is one such state. Therefore no matter how dad acquired the car in North Carolina he’d have to pay a heafty fee to register the car for the first time. While I don’t think NY is the same as NC, many states seem to be following the NC practice as a way to collect revenue.