You might think that the only things that you can possibly get out of donating junk cars is clearing some space in your yard, and giving the local pest population one less nesting spot. While these are both true and completely valid reasons for donating junk cars, they are by no means the only reasons there are. For one thing, you can actually get a deduction off of your taxes, just for donating that old automobile of yours.
You have to know where to donate your car because there are many car brokers out there and some are just looking to make a buck out of unsuspecting donors. A little research should be done on the organization that you are thinking of donating your car to.
The car donation process is fairly simple. Basically you call the donation center of your favorite charity or look one up on the internet. For example, if you live in Chicago you might type into Google "donate a car Chicago". Before calling a donation center you need to understand a few things. Usually the charity will not accept vehicles that are older than twenty years old. Also, if your vehicle isn't worth at least one hundred dollars they most likely will not want it. The reason is because most car donation places will sell the vehicle at auction. By the time they pay for the tow truck and auction fees they will not make a profit on a hundred dollar vehicle.
Ensure also that the charitable organization pays for all the charges. There shouldn't be a case where you are required to pay any fee after all you are giving away your car for free. When looking where to donate your car, looking on line is a great resource. Here you will be able to read more about the charity and how their process works. You may also be able to look in local newspapers and other advertisements for donating vehicles.
When donating your vehicle, you need to consider these points
- You can get a tax reduction for donating your vehicle
- You have to ensure the charity you are making a donation to is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization or else you cannot claim your tax reduction
- Laws regarding transfer of automobile titles are different for each state
You can donate trucks, motorcycles, RVs, old cars, junk cars, even cars that have been in accidents. Before determining where to give your car, you need to understand the process first. The first step is calling the donation center. Here you will give the basic information about your car and they will give you an idea if your vehicle is donation worthy or not.