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If I give my nephew 12,000.00 to buy a car do I have to pay any taxes? How could this benefit me in any way during tax season?

If neither you nor your nephew is married you'd have a $2,000 taxable gift. You'd have to file a gift tax return, but since you've never encountered this before you wouldn't be actually paying any tax. Rather, you'd use a bit of your unified credit.

There is no income tax consequence to you or your nephew.

Phil Marti
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