Donate Your Vehicle

Vehicle Donation Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate?

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment, and most other motorized vehicles. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call our donation management partner, CARS, Inc., toll-free at 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE seven days a week.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes!
Individual tax situations vary, so please check with a tax professional to determine how you may benefit.

You will receive a receipt at the time of pick-up. This will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500. An IRS Form 1098-C tax receipt will be mailed to you within 30 days of sale, if your vehicle sold for more than $500.

How much will my tax write-off be?

The amount that is tax deductible is the sale price of the vehicle.
You are no longer responsible for determining the deductible value of your donation or having vehicles appraised. If the vehicles sells for more than $500, you will receive an IRS Form 1098-C, stating the gross proceeds of the sale. This will be your charitable gift receipt.

What do I need to donate my vehicle?

You will need the title to the vehicle. But if you do not have it, please call CARS, Inc., our donation management partner, anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made. Please call toll-free at 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE seven days a week.

My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?

Yes! We are able to accept most vehicles, running or not. Exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing. Most vehicles need to be in tact with an engine and in towable condition. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete the secure online donation form above or call CARS, Inc., our donation management partner, toll-free at 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE seven days a week.

How and when will the car be picked up?

We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time convenient for you. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to our sale location. We will contact you to schedule an appointment within two to three business days at the most. If you need your car picked up sooner, please call toll-free at 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE seven days a week. We may be able to make those arrangements, as well.

Do I need to notify the DMV when I donate my vehicle?

Each state has different criteria on how notification is made. Some states require the license plates to be returned to the DMV and other states may require a Release of Liability to be submitted to the DMV. Please contact your State DMV for directions on how to notify the state that you are no longer the owner of a vehicle.

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