What are the benefits of donating my car & how to donate a car?
The NFB benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.
You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus, you avoid the costs and hassle associated with selling your car.
What can I donate?
You can donate almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Boats and RVs must be operational, but other vehicles do not. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. Please note that we cannot accept airplanes.
What do I need to donate my car?
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car whether it is running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at our toll-free number, 1-855-659-9314, to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
No, you do not need a smog certificate. You may donate your vehicle without these documents, even in states that require smog certificates or safety inspections.
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No, special arrangements for pick-up can be made by calling our representative.
How is the value of my car determined?
The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098-C. Vehicles For Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
Will you pick up my car?
A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle, as well as your signed title.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, our driver will issue a tow receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.