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A: YES! IRS Publication 4303, "A Donor's Guide To Vehicle Donations" states: "... the written acknowledgment must contain the date of the contribution..." The date of contribution is the date that we received the donation form. So it can even be on the 31st of December and will still allow a charitable vehicle deduction for that tax year.
A: YES! As stated above.
A: YES! If a charity provides a commodity, like a vacation package, for example, in exchange for a car or vehicle donation, then the tax receipt from that charity must state the fair market value of that commodity and the fair market value of that commodity must be subtracted from the value of the car donation.
For example: If your vehicle sells for $1,000.00 at auction and your vacation package that you receive has a fair market value of $400.00, you can only deduct $600.00. That's $1,000.00 for the donated car less $400.00 for the vacation package resulting in a maximum deduction of $600.00 ($1000.00 - $400.00 = $600.00)
We certainly do not want donors to be shocked by receiving a tax letter that states they have to subtract the fair market value of the vacation from the value of their vehicle.
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.
No, there is no cost to you at all! We handle towing and all of the necessary state forms to transfer the vehicle.
We can pickup your as quickly as the same day! Call one of our Donation Specialist @ (657) 298-6497 to schedule a time convenient for you.
No. When we come to pick up your vehicle you will need to complete a California Release of Liability Form, which is attached to your title. If your Release of Liability Form is missing you can complete one online using the California DMV web site.
It is still possible to donate without a pink slip/title. Please speak to one of our experts @ (657) 298 6497.
If you itemize your taxes then you should be able to deduct the value of the vehicle. DVEN is non-profit 501 C3, EIN 81-1880936 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.