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Frequently Asked Questions About Donating Your Car | Cars for Prostate Cancer


FAQs

Donating your car, truck, boat or RV to charity?

Have concerns about donating your car? Not sure if the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is the right charity? Want to understand how vehicle donations work? Our donors have asked many of these questions. Here are the answers.

What types of vehicles do you accept when making a vehicle donation?

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project has come to rely heavily on the proceeds generated from the kind act of our donors making a car donation. However, it’s not just an auto donation that helps our cause, we also gladly accept other types of donated vehicles, such as:

  • Truck Donation
  • Van Donation
  • SUV Donation
  • Boat Donation
  • Motorhome Donation
  • RV Donation
  • Trailer Donation
  • Travel Trailer Donation
  • Jet Ski Donation
  • Snowmobile Donation
  • Motorcycle Donation
  • Commercial Truck Donation
  • Big Rig Donation
  • Tractor Donation
  • Heavy Equipment Donation
  • Forklift Donation
  • Off Road Vehicle Donation

So please consider us when thinking about donating a car to charity.  Regardless of what type of vehicle you have, the odds are we can process your vehicle.  If you still have questions and want to know how to donate a car to charity, please give us a call at 1-888-885-6710 today and we will gladly walk you through the process.

Do I have to pay anything when I donate my car?

No, there is no cost to you at all. We handle towing and all the necessary state forms to transfer the vehicle. We handle everything, so give us a call and one of our operators will get things started. 1-888-885-6710.

Are there any forms I need to fill out for claiming a tax deduction?

Once the value of your donation has been determined, we will provide you with a completed IRS form 1098-C if the value of your vehicle is over $500. When you submit your federal income tax return, you will need to include a form 8283, which lists any donations you have made. The form 1098-C we provide to you will have all the information you or your tax professional will need to complete form 8283. See Vehicle Donation Tax Info. Call us at 1-888-885-6710 if you would like to donate now.

What will happen to my donated vehicle?

In most cases your car will be sold in a retail environment. In some cases we will repair or refurbish the car through our Material Improvements Program before we sell it. If you would like to get the process started now, give us a call at 1-888-885-6710.

What condition does my car need to be in to be donated?

We will accept a vehicle in any condition, even if it has no value without undergoing repairs. In some cases we will sell the vehicle as is; in other cases we will make the repairs before selling the vehicle or putting it into service. If a vehicle cannot be repaired, we may recycle it. To learn more, call us at 1-888-885-6710.

Do I have to provide any documentation when I donate my car?

Yes, you must have a clear title to the vehicle. You must clear any liens or loans against the vehicle before it can be donated. Refer to Vehicle Title Requirements for more information. You may also contact us at 1-888-885-6710.

The car is not registered in my name. Can I still donate it and deduct it?

Yes, you can donate the vehicle, as long as you have a clear title that has been signed off by the owner on record, as well as a supplemental transfer form or receipt from the owner on record transferring the vehicle to you. You should consult with a tax advisor to ensure this will be acceptable for donation purposes, or you may call us at 1-888-885-6710 to learn more.

How does all of this work? What’s the procedure once I agree to donate my car?

First, we will record the information about your vehicle, either over the phone or online, so we can notify the appropriate towing company to retrieve it. The towing company will confirm the time to pick up the vehicle. Once the tow driver arrives, he will provide you with a liability release form and receipt, collect the title, and transport the car to one of our facilities. In some cases we will make repairs to the vehicle to prepare it for sale. In other cases it will be taken directly to an auction. Within 30 days of the vehicle being sold, we will complete IRS form 1098-C and mail it to you, if the value of the vehicle is over $500. Please call us at 1-888-885-6710 to get started.

Do I have any liability issues?

No. When we come to pick up your vehicle, the tow driver will provide you with a receipt indicating that you donated your vehicle to charity. Some states have a Release of Liability or Release of Interest form that you use whether you sell the car in the standard fashion, or make an auto donation. Visit our Vehicle Title Requirement page to learn more about donating a vehicle in your state. Our staff at the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is also available at 1-888-885-6710 to assist you with all car donation questions.

Can I deduct my donation on my taxes?

If you itemize your taxes then you should be able to deduct the value of the vehicle. Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is a 501(C)3 charity and contributions and donations to it are tax deductible. We cannot offer tax advice however and recommend that you consult the IRS web site or your tax advisor for more detailed information. Here are some resources from the IRS that may assist you in determining a tax strategy:

What is the purpose of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project?

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is a 501(C)3 nonprofit company whose mission is to boost the prostate cancer survivor rate by increasing the rate of early detection. No man should have to face the shock of a post-metastasis prostate cancer diagnosis. Learn more about prostate cancer on our Know the Disease page. Show your support by donating your car, truck, boat, or RV today by calling us at 1-888-885-6710.