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My parents bought a car in my name in NY and brought it down to DC for me. When I went to register the car, I was asked how much we paid. I told the DMV employee that I wasn’t sure, since it was a gift. She did ask me a few times – but stopped once I told her that I would have to call my parents and ask. That is how I got out of the tax. When I was registering the car I didn’t even know there was a tax and was a little annoyed that I was being asked about the price of a gifted car.