Why Donate Your Car to a Charity ?
Why Donate your car to a charity ?
If you have a car in decent working condition, by donating your car to a charity :
1. You are going to help a charity whose work you believe in . Not just the tax return but also you are going to be proud of yourself by donatin your car to a charity !
2. You can also provide a car ( or any vehicle ) for the charity to use. As long as your car is useable, many charities can make good use of it: delivering meals to the elderly, taking people to doctors, or anything else that furthers the charitable mission. There are many charities that help people world-wide and onn the local level, there are a community colleges and vocational schools; they have education programs that use donated cars to train mechanics.
3. Get a healthy tax write-off , get a tax return for donating your car to a charity . Most of the time the tax return for donating your car to a charity is higher than the ammount you can sell it for .
4. Also you can avoid the hassles of selling the car yourself. You are not going to need to pay for newspaper ads, nor will you deal with phone calls or emails – or have to show the car to potential buyers and haggle over the sales price. Donating your car to a charity seems to save you from headaches in several ways , sint it ?
5. Most of the charities that accept cars will collect and tow them away for free. Isn’t that great ? All you need to do is to fill a form on website of the charity you pick and that is all .
6. You can get rid of a car that does not have proper title by just donating it to a charity . Some charities will take a car for which you cannot find a title for . Maybe they will only be able to sell it for scrap or parts, but still you are going to get it out of your driveway and can avoid the expense of replacing that title by donating your car to a charity.
Remember that you need to document the transaction and keep the documents in you IRS tax file , in case your accountant needs it .
Donating a car to charity is a a win-win for you and the charity !