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Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old
car, boat or RV? Why not donate it instead? As a charitable contribution your
donation could make a big difference.
and choose from hundreds of religious institutions, schools, and charitable organizations
including cancer research,
multiple sclerosis and heart disease.
Donate your car, boat, truck or motor home to Charity! Your car donation is fully
tax deductible. Your charitable donation can make a huge difference to someone
who needs food, shelter, or medical care. Car donations on this site will benefit
a non-profit charity classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Individuals can also receive tax deductions for their vehicle donation
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the Value of Your Car
The maximum amount you can deduct on your
tax return is the fair market value of your car. Fair market
is the price a willing buyer would pay and a willing
seller would accept for
the car, when neither party is
compelled to buy or sell, and both parties have
knowledge of the relevant facts.
Some fundraisers have mistakenly
claimed that donors
can, in all cases, deduct the full value of their cars
found in a used car guide (such as blue book value). A
car guide may be a good starting point to value your
car, but you should exercise
caution. The IRS will only
allow a deduction for the fair market value of the
which may be substantially less than the blue book value.
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IRS Car Donation and Tax Information
car donation to charity can be a great way to get a deduction on your taxes. Thanks
to new tax law that went into effect in January 2005, the IRS has taken the guesswork
out of determining the value of your car, truck, RV, boat or other vehicle.
of January 2005, you may deduct the full price we receive for the sale of your
car or other vehicle. This greatly simplifies the process for you, the donor,
because you no longer have to research and come up with an estimate of the fair
market value of the car or other vehicle.
also eliminates the risk of you getting into trouble by overstating the value
of your deduction on your tax return. Youll know exactly the amount you
may deduct, eliminating guesswork. This saves you both time and risk.
IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of
can generally deduct the vehicles fair market value instead of the amount
of gross proceeds from the sale if any of the following situations apply:
organization makes significant intervening use of or materially improves the vehicle
organization gives or sells the vehicle to a needy individual at a price significantly
below fair market value in direct furtherance of its charitable purpose of relieving
the poor and distressed or underprivileged who are in need of a means of transportation
claimed deduction is $500 or less
donor must take many factors into consideration to establish the value of the
car. Many used-car buying guides contain step-by-step instructions so that readers
can make adjustments to the value of a car for accessories, mileage and other
indicators of its general condition. Both Publication 526, Charitable Deductions,
and Publication 561, “Determining the Value of Donated Property,” provide detailed
Arrangements will be made to pick up your car donation or other vehicle donation
at no cost to you, almost anywhere in the United States, and you will be supplied
with the necessary paperwork to claim your tax deduction for your car donation.
Your Used Vehicle to Charity!
your used car, boat, motorcycle, van or RV to your favorite charity & receive
full fair market value as a tax deduction!
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from IRS Publication 4303
a tax deduction is an important consideration for you when donating a car to a
charity, you should check out the charity; check the value of your car; and see
what your responsibilities are as a donor. Through this Publication 4303, the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state charity officials provide general guidelines
for individuals who donate their cars.
Selecting a Charity
you are eligible to deduct charitable contributions
for federal income tax
purposes and you want to claim a
deduction for donating your car to charity,
should make certain that the charity is a qualified
Otherwise, your donation will not be
tax deductible. The most common types
organizations are section 501(c)(3) organizations, such
charitable, educational, or religious organizations.
This publication refers
to section 501(c)(3) organizations
generally as charities.
verify that an organization is a charity qualified
to receive tax-deductible
contributions, see IRS
Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations, an
list of most charities. Publication 78 is available
online at www.irs.gov/eo
You may also verify
an organizations status by calling the IRS Customer
Services division for Tax Exempt and
Government Entities at (877) 829-5500
sure to have the charitys correct name. It is also helpful
know the charitys address.
Not all qualified organizations are listed
in Publication 78.
For example, churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques
not required to apply to the IRS for recognition of
exemption in order to be
qualified organizations and are
frequently not listed. If you have questions,
Account Services at the above number.
If you want to learn
more about a charity before donating
your car, use the resources listed under
Through the Charity, Through State Officials.
for a Tax Deduction
You can deduct contributions to charity only if you
deductions on your Schedule A of Form 1040.
You must take into account certain
limitations on charitable
contribution deductions. For example, your deduction
exceed 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Other limitations may apply. Publication
Contributions, provides detailed information on claiming
and the deduction limits. It also describes the
types of organizations that
are qualified to receive taxdeductible contributions. Publication 526 is available
at www.irs.gov or by calling (800) 829-3676 (toll-free).
and Filing Requirements
on the amount you are claiming as a charitable
contribution deduction, you
may need to get and
keep certain records and file an additional form to substantiate
charitable contributions. See the chart
Recordkeeping and Filing Requirements
WRITTEN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM THE CHARITY
You must obtain
a contemporaneous written acknowledgment
from the charity if the total deduction
claiming for a donated car is $250 or more. The acknowledgment must
include the name of the charity, a description (but not value) of your car, and
one of the following: ¦ a statement that no goods or services were provided by
the charity in return for the contribution, if that was the case, ¦ a description
and good faith estimate of the value of goods or services, if any, that the charity
provided in return for the contribution, or ¦ a statement that goods or services
that the charity provided in return for the contribution consisted entirely of
intangible religious benefits, if that was the case.
State Law Requirements
Generally, state charity officials ask the donor to transfer
car title to the charity, to make a copy of the title
transfer, and to notify
the state motor vehicle administration
by updating the information on the donors
about any sale or transfer. In some states, however,
are exceptions to this titling process, and a third
party, such as the charitys
agent, may be able to hold an
open title or insert a dealers name. Before
car, you should remove the license plates, unless state law
otherwise. This may help you avoid any liability
problems after the car is