Car Donations - Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate?

You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and RVs. They do not have to be running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, NSPR is a non-profit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

What do I need to donate my car?

The vehicle title must be in your name. We will need information about where the car is located and the vehicle condition. The 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.

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 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.

Who do I contact?

NSPR has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call 866-628-2277, and they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.

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