how it works

It's free, easy and fast.
1You find a charity.Or call 1-800-237-5714.
2We pick up your vehicle.Free next day service.
3We help the charity sell the vehicle.You may be eligible for a tax deduction.
Donate a Car to Charity Now For a 2020 Tax Deduction - Donate a Car

It’s that time of year when many of us are looking for what we can use tax write-offs. One great option for a tax benefit is to donate an old or unwanted car to charity through Donate-a-Car. There is still time to get this terrific benefit for 2020 by donating a vehicle this summer. 

Choosing a Charity

The first step is to select a charity you would like to benefit. We have partnered with hundreds of trusted non-profit groups, both locally and nationally, that qualify for car donation. Whether you want to help people with disabilities, children, disabled veterans, seniors, human rights, or end animal neglect, you can find a Cause in our vast list of charities that you’d like to support.

After you have found a charity, you can either call us at 1-800-237-5714 to donate, or fill out our easy online form on our charity page. You can donate most types of vehicles like cars, trucks, vans, trailers, RVs, and motorcycles whether they are running or not. 

Fast & Free Towing

Once you have submitted your information, we will contact you to schedule a time to have a professional towing company pick up your car at no cost to you. Cars can be picked up at home or work and at a time convenient for you.

In most cases, all you will need to donate is the signed title of your vehicle, and our specialists can help you in getting a title if you do not have one.

Tax Benefit

We make it easy to get the biggest benefit when you donate your vehicle. In order for a vehicle to qualify for a tax benefit, it has to be donated to a charity that falls under the IRS section 501(c)(3). At Donate-a-Car, we have done the work for you in ensuring that each charity in our vast list of non-profit groups have qualified for this requirement.

When you itemize your tax return, you will be allowed to deduct the sale value of your donated car or the fair market value up to $500, whichever is higher. If your car sells for more than $500, you will be allowed to deduct the exact dollar amount of the sale price. After your car is processed, will will send you a form showing the amount that you can deduct on your tax return. You can learn more on our tax deduction guide page. 

Why Donate-a-Car

Since 1994, Donate-a-Car has been partnering with America’s most trusted charities, building relationships which makes sure that your vehicle donation benefits the most worthy causes. We work with more non-profit groups than any other car donation service in the country.

When you donate a car to your chosen charity, it allows them to help those in need. This includes rescuing abused animals, researching for a cure, supporting our veterans, advocating for people’s needs, assisting those suffering from diseases, and even saving lives.

Donating a car to charity is truly a win-win situation. You win by getting a tax benefit and knowing that you have made a difference, and the charity wins by getting needed support for their cause.