Americas Official Car Donation Center has been in business since 1992. The center accepts cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, trailers and RVs that will help to support thousands of local and nationwide charities. This often allows for new research funding and outreach because of your donation.
Over 1 million donated vehicles have supported hundreds of non-profit charities through the work of Americas Official Car Donation Center. The center is also equipped to receive trailers, boats, trucks, RVs, and some other recreational vehicles like snowmobiles and jet skis. They accept most vehicles even if they are not running, so your “junk car” is welcome here.
The donation process is pretty easy. There is an online form or you can call to request a form. Local and national charities that include the American Red Cross, United Way, Humane Society, SPCA, Boy Scouts of America, the USO and many more. Check out the list by state, cause or national chapter on their website.
Towing companies that are associated with Donation Charities Center are professionally licensed, bonded and insured. Americas Official Car Donation Center is able to pick up in every US state except for Alaska. Usually the towing company will be notified by the center and call you and come up with an agreed upon time to pick up the vehicle.
The title and keys will be picked up when the towing company comes to pick up the vehicle. Do not forget to sign over the title to the Center, cancel your registration and insurance. It is very important for you to sign the back of the title and then give it to the organization or charity that you are donating the car to. Also, don’t cancel your auto liability insurance until youve cancelled your car’s registration. You should cancel your car’s registration so you are not responsible for anything that happens with the car after you’ve donated it, like getting a speeding ticket.
IRS and Tax Deduction: A Donors Guide to Car Donation
The IRS allows a tax deduction of the value of your vehicle up to $500 or if the vehicle is sold at auction for more than $500. Donation Charities Center will mail the IRS tax form 1098-C with the value. To find out what your car is worth visit Kelly Blue Book website.
Most cars will be sold at auction. The cars are sold then the center will forward a portion of the proceeds to the charity of your choice. When donating to this particular charity, you may want to check out the regulations. The regulations would be different than an outright donation. You can find the information you need in A Donors Guide to Car Donations. You should read the guidelines and ask questions. Checking with a certified tax planner is an excellent idea, too.