How Do I Donate My Car? and other Frequently Asked Questions
What can I donate?
Is my car donation tax deductible?
What do I need to do to donate my car?
Am I guaranteed that my vehicle donation will be accepted?
Will you pick up vehicles in any city in all 50 states?
How is the value of my car donation determined?
How will the car be picked up?
How long will it take to pick up my car?
How can I contact you to schedule a pick up?
We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats and RV's. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us toll-free at 1-888-831-1352.
Vehicles donated to Donate Car for Charity will benefit a non-profit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible. All individual tax situations are different, so please check with your tax professional to determine how you may benefit.
You'll need to have the title and keys. If for any reason you don't have these, contact us to see if other arrangements can be made for you: Submit our Donate My Car Form or call us toll-free at 1-888-831-1352.
We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats and RV's. However, exceptions may apply, depending on factors such as the distance to our nearest towing facility, and various other market dynamics which also affect the overall process. Should this be the case, we will do our best to inform you as promptly as possible so that you can make other arrangements.
We can pick up vehicles in every State, and in most localities of every State.
Thanks to new tax law (in effect as of January 2005), the IRS has taken the guesswork out of determining the value of your vehicle. You may deduct the full price that we receive from the sale of your 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 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, and saving you both time and risk.
You will receive a receipt at the time we pick up your vehicle, and as a follow up we will send you a second receipt later, as soon as we sell it, letting you know the exact amount for which it sold. That amount is your tax deduction.
If the age or condition of your vehicle is such that your tax deduction works out to be less than $500, you may use its fair market value instead of the sale price. For more information on determining fair market value for cars worth less than $500, click Car Value.
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time.
We can normally pick up your car within a few days. If you need your car picked up sooner, where feasible we will work with you on this.
Please complete and submit our Car Donation Form or call us toll free at 1-888-831-1352.