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It would be a gift if the car is in her name and you gave the money for purchase. You do not have to report the $10,000 though because it is under the yearly allowed amount ($14,000).
If you give any one person more than $14,000 you would have to report the gift but no tax for you to pay as long as you have not used up your lifetime amount for gifts ($5.43 million).
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Then no it is not a gift from you. She has made the gift if the car belongs to you and she does need to report the amount. Still no tax for her as she can use the lifetime.
She would file form 709 to report the gift to you.
That is correct.
She will send the form 709 reporting the gift but her lifetime allowance will save her from any tax on the amount over $14000.
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