Question:

Where can I go to learn more about IRS rules for donating cars?

IRS Helps Car Donors Understand Laws

When donating cars to charities for tax deductions, it is a wise idea to consult an accountant or contact the IRS.
New laws that took effect in 2005 require detailed documentation to verify the value of the donated vehicle, the transfer of the vehicle to the charity, and how the charity uses the automobile donation.
The IRS publishes references to help donors understand the new laws. They include:
-- Publication 526, "Charitable Contributions";
-- Publication 561, "Determining the Value of Donated Property."
Contact your local IRS office to get free copies, or consult with an accountant.

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Recent Car Donation Questions

Q. What if the car being donated is a collector`s item, rather than a standard vehicle ?, I have a collection and selling is such a hassle, I would rather donate this car instead, but the valuation would need to be fair market based on my investment in the vehicle.
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Q. what percentage of a donated vehicle may I right off? does the tax bracket I fall in impact the amount of the right off?
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