Places to Donate Your Vehicle

December 21, 2006

Places to Donate Your Vehicle

carAre you thinking about going car-free? Or just want to be rid of a car, boat, motorcycle, etc?

As long as it's still worth $70, and you have a clear title signed off by the titled owner, a number of organizations would be willing to tow it away (some even give an incentive for driving it in). You get the convenience, and maybe a write-off on your taxes.

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If you want your old clunker to benefit 68 environmental organizations, you can also donate your car to Earth Share of Oregon. Just another option...an environmental option!

Posted by: Earth Share of Oregon at December 22, 2006 10:29 AM

Thanks, I've added it!

Posted by: vj at December 22, 2006 10:43 AM

Does anybody know anything about donating a car and writing it off your taxes? It's my understanding that the value that you may deduct is the actual auction value and not a blue book value. Is this correct?

Would appreciate any advice as we are likely to get rid of our soon.

Posted by: Angelhair at December 23, 2006 09:56 AM

I didn't add any info about that because it's unclear to me exactly how it works. But, I believe, if the car is worth less than $500, you use the auction value. If the car is worth more than $500, you need to fill out IRS Form 8283.

You might find this helpful (or, more confusing): http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=131660,00.html

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/content.view/cpid/158.htm

Posted by: vj at December 23, 2006 03:25 PM

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