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The older daughter is concerned that having a car loan on her record will effect her debt ratio or credit score and thereby effect the condo purchase. The idea is to have the younger daughter purchase the car for the older daughter to use 100% of the time to avoid showing this debt on the older daughters record.

The question is can the older daughter still "write off" the use of the new car even though she isn't the legal owner?

Because the older daughter wants to 'write-off' the use of the car, one presumes she is going to be paying for the car, including the cost of the car loan?

If she has a regular monthly obligation on the car, and does not disclose it on the mortgage application, that's mortgage fraud.

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