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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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Determining the Value of Your Car

The maximum amount you can deduct on your income
tax return is the fair market value of your car. Fair market
value 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 reasonable
knowledge of the relevant facts.
Some fundraisers have mistakenly claimed that donors
can, in all cases, deduct the full value of their cars as
found in a used car guide (such as “blue book” value). A
used 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 car,
which may be substantially less than the “blue book” value.
To help you determine the value of your donation
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Car Donation

IRS Car Donation and Tax Information

A 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.

As 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.

This also eliminates the risk of you getting into trouble by overstating the value of your deduction on your tax return. You’ll know exactly the amount you may deduct, eliminating guesswork. This saves you both time and risk.

The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of

You can generally deduct the vehicle’s fair market value instead of the amount of gross proceeds from the sale if any of the following situations apply:

The organization makes significant intervening use of or materially improves the vehicle

The 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

The claimed deduction is $500 or less

The 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 instructions.

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.

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Donate 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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Information from IRS Publication 4303

If 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
If 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, then you
should make certain that the charity is a qualified
organization. Otherwise, your donation will not be
tax deductible. The most common types of qualified
organizations are section 501(c)(3) organizations, such
as charitable, educational, or religious organizations.
This publication refers to section 501(c)(3) organizations
generally as “charities.”
To verify that an organization is a charity qualified
to receive tax-deductible contributions, see IRS
Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations, an
annual list of most charities. Publication 78 is available
online at
You may also verify
an organization’s status by calling the IRS Customer
Account Services division for Tax Exempt and
Government Entities at (877) 829-5500 (toll-free). Be
sure to have the charity’s correct name. It is also helpful
to know the charity’s address.
Not all qualified organizations are listed in Publication 78.
For example, churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques
are 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, call Customer
Account Services at the above number.
If you want to learn more about a charity before donating
your car, use the resources listed under Assistance
Through the Charity, Through State Officials.

Qualifying for a Tax Deduction
You can deduct contributions to charity only if you
itemize deductions on your Schedule A of Form 1040.
You must take into account certain limitations on charitable
contribution deductions. For example, your deduction
cannot exceed 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Other limitations may apply. Publication 526, Charitable
Contributions, provides detailed information on claiming
deductions and the deduction limits. It also describes the
types of organizations that are qualified to receive taxdeductible contributions. Publication 526 is available
online at or by calling (800) 829-3676 (toll-free).

Recordkeeping and Filing Requirements

Depending 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
your charitable contributions. See the chart
Recordkeeping and Filing Requirements that follows.
You must obtain a contemporaneous written acknowledgment
from the charity if the total deduction you are
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 – Car Title
Generally, state charity officials ask the donor to transfer
the 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 donor’s car registration
about any sale or transfer. In some states, however,
there are exceptions to this titling process, and a third
party, such as the charity’s agent, may be able to hold an
open title or insert a dealer’s name. Before donating the
car, you should remove the license plates, unless state law
requires otherwise. This may help you avoid any liability
problems after the car is transferred.

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