Donate Your Car to the ASPCA
You can donate any car, truck, RV or boat—in any condition and from any location—to help us save animals and get a tax deduction at the same time! It’s quick, easy and an all-around win-win giving opportunity. What better way to get rid of an old or extra vehicle than turning it into the resources needed to support our life-saving programs? Through this simple act you will be helping the ASPCA in our efforts to end animal cruelty and find permanent, loving homes for all of America’s homeless pets. To donate your vehicle or for more information, please call 877-999-8322.
Did You Know?
All Vehicles Accepted
We accept all vehicles—cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc.—whether they’re running or not. No smog certificate is necessary, and we can solve almost all title issues.
Free Tow Service
We have contracts with more than 3,500 tow companies, so we can provide free pick-up anywhere in the country!
You are entitled to receive a tax deduction equal to what the vehicle is sold for by the charity if you itemize your deductions. If the vehicle is sold for less than $500, you can deduct the fair market value up to $500. You will receive a tax receipt stating what your vehicle sold for within a few days of the sale.
Answers To Vehicle Donation Questions
What are the benefits of donating my vehicle? It’s simple, fun and free. We convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to ASPCA, and you are entitled to a tax deduction. We take vehicles in any condition, running or not, virtually anywhere in the U.S. and you avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.
Are there any costs? NO. There is no cost to the donor or to the charity. All expenses are deducted from the gross sales price and, if the costs ever exceed the price, the company that operates the program covers those costs.
Do you accept any vehicle, anywhere? Yes. We strive to accept any vehicle, anywhere, running or not—cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc. No smog certificate is necessary, and we can solve almost all title issues. We pick up anywhere in the country. The only exception is where the transportation costs may be higher than the vehicle value.
How much work is it for me? It’s easy to donate a vehicle. Either input the vehicle and pick-up info online or by phone at 877-999-8322, and give the info to our trained Service Center Staff. You fill out a few forms (you’ll need to have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)), and you mail in the paperwork, including the title in states requiring one. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time and location for the pick-up. You do not need to be there.
How long until my vehicle is picked up? We will “Quick Pick-up” a newer car right away. We pick up older cars within a few days of receiving the paperwork you mail in. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time. You do not need to be there. Need to arrange a special pick-up? Call 866-789-8627 and let them know.
What will happen to my car?
Your car is assessed to determine the used car market that will yield the best sale price, joining some 43 million other cars resold each year. Most vehicles are sold through wholesale auctions; older, damaged and problem vehicles are often sold directly to dismantlers or recyclers for valuable parts and metals.
Because we work with a very large national network of auction yards, we match your vehicle to the appropriate buyer. For example, recently we took a donor’s 1972 Porsche 911 to a premium car auction, where it netted five figures. Meantime, another donor’s beat up 1991 GMC Jimmy sold for $200 at a dismantler.
Will I receive a tax deduction?
You are entitled to deduct the sales price of your vehicle and, if it sells for less than $500, the fair market value of the vehicle.
You benefit from being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. We provide you with a sales receipt or IRS Form 1098C.
What if I have title issues? If you don’t have, can’t find or have problems with your vehicle title, call Donor Services at (866) 789-8627. Our call center staff are experts in solving these matters.
How much money goes to the ASPCA? It will depend on the age and condition of the vehicle. The actual costs of towing, title transfer and handling will be deducted and the net proceeds will be sent to the ASPCA.
How long before the charity gets its money? It usually takes 45-60 days from the time the vehicle is picked up until the car is sold and the transaction is completed. Once the transaction is completed, the net cash proceeds are usually delivered to the non-profit within two weeks.
Who operates the ASPCA Vehicle Donation Program? Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (V-DAC), a fund-raising counsel, runs the ASPCA Vehicle Donation Program. V-DAC is registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. The program allows donors to make vehicle donations resulting in cash gifts to a designated public radio or television station, church, school or other non-profit organization. V-DAC is known for delivering the highest net revenue to recipient non-profits than any vehicle donation program in the country.
How do I check on the status of my car or get other answers? Call (866) 789-8627 weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. EST; Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. EST
Tax Benefits Of Car Donation
Tax Deduction You are entitled to receive a tax deduction equal to the sales price of your donated vehicle, if you itemize your deductions. If the vehicle sells for less than $500, you can deduct the fair market value up to $500 (see below). You will receive a tax receipt within 30 days of the sale. Call (866) 789-8627 if you need another copy of the receipt.
Fair Market Value Calculations:
The fair market value of a vehicle is the price a donor could sell it in its current condition to another individual, willing seller or willing buyer, and represents the cash that a donor gives up in the form of the donation.
A convenient source of information on the private-party sale value is in on-line valuation guides such as Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds or NADA.
The Vehicle Donation Program provides the donor with written acknowledgment (a Tax Receipt or IRS Form 1098C) within 30 days of selling the vehicle, stating either the amount the vehicle sold for (if over $500), or that the vehicle is eligible for the fair market value deduction (if it sold for less than $500).
If itemizing deductions, donors must file the Tax Receipt or IRS Form 1098C with their tax return.
The Vehicle Donation Program must file Form 1098C with the IRS for all vehicle donations, including the donor’s Social Security Number and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The ASPCA Vehicle Donation Program gives no tax advice. It is solely your responsibility to report vehicle value and your tax status. More information about deducting vehicle donations is available from the IRS at http://www.irs.gov .
Any Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (V-DAC), a limited liability company registered in the State of California. It maintains $2,000,000 in legal liability coverage for the operation of the vehicle donation business. The V-DAC program protects donors and fully indemnifies organizations.
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