Car Donation Newsletter Archive

September 10, 2010 Issue 208: Charities File With State, Federal Governements
September 3, 2010 Issue 207: Transferring Car's Title is Donor's Responsibility
August 27, 2010 Issue 206: Be specific about options when making automobile donation valuations.
August 20, 2010 Issue 205: Donating vehicles, rather than selling them in the private market, can be environmentally friendly.
August 13, 2010 Issue 204: Donating your car through a car donation service minimize your risks and save you money.
August 6, 2010 Issue 203: Car and vehicle donation services can save you time and confusion.
July 23, 2010 Issue 202: The Family Care Foundation provides a range of humanitarian services.
July 9, 2010 Issue 201: Car donation offers both practical and philosophical benefits for the donor and the end-recipients.
July 2, 2010 Issue 200: Contact your state's DMV to get a handicap placard for your car.
June 25, 2010 Issue 199: If possible, choose a vehicle donation program with nationwide service.
June 18, 2010 Issue 198: Look into requirements for transferring the title.
June 11, 2010 Issue 197: The car donation charity should pay all towing costs.
June 4, 2010 Issue 196: It is always best to deal directly with a charity.
May 14, 2010 Issue 195: Non-cash donations can help ease poverty in the US and internationally.
May 7, 2010 Issue 194: Ask what you, as a donor, need to do before you can donate.
April 16, 2010 Issue 193: Definition of "Fair Market Value"
April 9, 2010 Issue 192: How to Figure Fair Market Value
March 26, 2010 Issue 191: Washington DC is home to many charities that accept vehicle donations.
March 19, 2010 Issue 190: Review Washington DC's car donation procedures.
March 12, 2010 Issue 189: There are many local charities in Texas that will benefit from a car or vehicle donation.
February 19, 2010 Issue 188: There are many New York charities that accept car donations.
February 5, 2010 Issue 187: Refer to the New Jersey MVC web site for more details on car donation procedures.
January 29, 2010 Issue 186: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: United Way of America
January 22, 2010 Issue 185: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: Davis Research Foundation
January 15, 2010 Issue 184: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: American Hospice Foundation
January 8, 2010 Issue 183: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
January 1, 2010 Issue 182: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: Make-a-Wish Foundation
December 25, 2009 Issue 181: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: VFW Foundation
December 18, 2009 Issue 180: Car Donation Services Benefit Donors in a Variety of Ways
December 11, 2009 Issue 179: Make Sure Donating Your Car, Not Selling it, Is Best
December 4, 2009 Issue 178: Car Donation Services Under Tighter Regulations
November 27, 2009 Issue 177: Appraisal Guide Offers Listing of Car Donation Services
November 20, 2009 Issue 176: Internet Is a Boost for Car Donation Services
November 13, 2009 Issue 175: Charities Provide Receipts for Car Donations
November 6, 2009 Issue 174: Plan to Document Your Car Donation
October 30, 2009 Issue 173: Use Form 8283 When Filing a Claim
October 23, 2009 Issue 172: How to Calculate the Car Donation Tax Deduction
October 16, 2009 Issue 171: Follow Car Donation Rules to Avoid IRS Problems
October 9, 2009 Issue 170: Itemize Your Car Donation Deduction
October 2, 2009 Issue 169: Special Rules for Deductions Over $500
September 25, 2009 Issue 168: Verifying a Charity's Tax-Exempt Status
September 18, 2009 Issue 167: Know the Tax Rules for Car Donations
September 11, 2009 Issue 166: Online Watchdog Groups Rate Charities
September 4, 2009 Issue 165: Keep Careful Records for Vehicle Donations
August 28, 2009 Issue 164: Numerous Sites for Dropping Off Vehicle Donations
August 21, 2009 Issue 163: Most Major Charities Accept Vehicle Donations
August 14, 2009 Issue 162: Charities Accept All Types of Vehicle Donations
August 7, 2009 Issue 161: Find the Charity that Suits Your Goals
July 31, 2009 Issue 160: Vehicle Donations Are Easy and Convenient
July 24, 2009 Issue 159: Better Business Bureau Offers Advice on Vehicle Donations
July 17, 2009 Issue 158: International Charity Accepts RV Donations
July 10, 2009 Issue 157: Research Tax Laws When Donating an RV
July 3, 2009 Issue 156: You May Need to Get Your Donated RV Appraised
June 26, 2009 Issue 155: Charity Must Provide Receipt for RV Donation
June 19, 2009 Issue 154: When to Deduct Fair Market Value on Your Donated RV
June 12, 2009 Issue 153: Figuring Your Tax Deduction for a Donated RV
June 5, 2009 Issue 152: Donate an RV to Charity
May 29, 2009 Issue 151: Rules May Differ for Car Donations Worth More Than $5,000
May 22, 2009 Issue 150: Expect Detailed Receipt from the Charity for Your Donations
May 15, 2009 Issue 149: Ads Make It Easy to Learn About Car Donation Programs
May 8, 2009 Issue 148: You need an appraisal if the car donation value is over $5,000.
May 1, 2009 Issue 147: Be sure to get a tax receipt for your automobile donation.
April 24, 2009 Issue 146: Fair market value of a car donation is not always the "blue book" value.
April 3, 2009 Issue 145: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: Military Order of the Purple Heart
March 27, 2009 Issue 144: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: Salvation Army
February 20, 2009 Issue 143: Special rules about tax deductions for car donations took effect January 1, 2005.
February 13, 2009 Issue 142: Valuing a non-operational car donation requires different standards.
February 6, 2009 Issue 141: Timing your car donation is everything!
January 30, 2009 Issue 140: Take a photograph of your auto donation.
January 23, 2009 Issue 139: Review the new IRS publication specifically addressing questions on car donation.
January 9, 2009 Issue 138: Step 5: Get your tax benefit.
January 2, 2009 Issue 137: Step 4: Acquire the title, preparer the vehicle and arrange for pick up.
December 26, 2008 Issue 136: Step 3: Complete an online donation form, or call the charity with your car donation.
December 19, 2008 Issue 135: Step 2: Determine the value of your car donation.
December 12, 2008 Issue 134: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: American Red Cross
December 5, 2008 Issue 133: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: National Kidney Foundation
November 28, 2008 Issue 132: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: Goodwill Industries
November 21, 2008 Issue 131: Charities that accept Vehicle Donations: American Cancer Society
November 14, 2008 Issue 130: Trade copies of applicable tax forms with the charity and keep them on file.
November 7, 2008 Issue 129: Make sure the organization to which you want to donate is IRS-Qualified, usually a 501(c)(3).
October 31, 2008 Issue 128: Provide a Gift Deed With Boat Donations
October 24, 2008 Issue 127: Getting Full Value for Boat Donations
October 17, 2008 Issue 126: Marine Surveyors Can Value Boat Donations
October 10, 2008 Issue 125: Check IRS Rules Before Making Boat Donation
October 3, 2008 Issue 124: Get Help From Pricing Guides When Donating Boats
September 26, 2008 Issue 123: New Tax Laws Limit Write-Offs for Boat Donations
September 19, 2008 Issue 122: Easy and Convenient to Donate a Boat
September 12, 2008 Issue 121: Car Donation Programs Vary By Incentives
September 5, 2008 Issue 120: Free IRS Guide Helps With Car Donations
August 29, 2008 Issue 119: Car Donations Rules Protect Consumers
August 22, 2008 Issue 118: Tougher Standards for Tax Deductions
August 15, 2008 Issue 117: Charities Offer Standard Policies for Giving Cars
August 8, 2008 Issue 116: Check on the Charity's Financial Well-Being
August 1, 2008 Issue 115: Shop Around for the Charity That Fits Your Interests
July 25, 2008 Issue 114: Charities Must Disclose How They Use Car Donations
July 18, 2008 Issue 113: Keep Records When Donating Vehicles
July 11, 2008 Issue 112: New Policies for Tax Write-Offs on Vehicle Donations
July 4, 2008 Issue 111: Donated Car's Condition Figures Into Deduction
June 27, 2008 Issue 110: Make Sure an RV Donation Meets Your Goals
June 20, 2008 Issue 109: Car Donations Common for Charitable Giving
June 13, 2008 Issue 108: Charities Compete for Car Donors
June 6, 2008 Issue 107: Ocean Foundation Seeks Boat Donations
May 30, 2008 Issue 106: Expect to Itemize Your Boat Donation for the IRS
May 23, 2008 Issue 105: Look to the Office of the Attorney General for information on charities in California.
May 16, 2008 Issue 104: Keep in Mind Tax Filing Deadlines When Donating a Vehicle
May 9, 2008 Issue 103: Be Prepared to Answer Questions About Vehicle Donations
May 2, 2008 Issue 102: Choose a car donation charity that is eligible
April 25, 2008 Issue 101: Car Donation Programs in Massachusetts
April 18, 2008 Issue 100: Massachusetts AG Verifies Charities for Car Donations
April 11, 2008 Issue 99: Contact Massachusetts Public Charities Division for information on local charities.
April 4, 2008 Issue 98: Florida Offers Free Guide to Charities
March 21, 2008 Issue 97: Making a Car Donation in New York
March 14, 2008 Issue 96: Michigan Donors Beware When Making Car Donations
March 7, 2008 Issue 95: How to Replace Lost Minnesota Car Title
February 29, 2008 Issue 94: Michigan Kidney Foundation Accepts Car Donations
February 22, 2008 Issue 93: Minnesota Council Helps With Car Donations
February 15, 2008 Issue 92: Red Cross is an Option for Maryland Car Donations
January 18, 2008 Issue 91: Bay Area Has a Range of Car Donation Programs
January 11, 2008 Issue 90: Consider a Charity Rooted in its Community
January 4, 2008 Issue 89: Consumer Group Advises New Yorkers on Car Donations
December 28, 2007 Issue 88: Giving to the Red Cross of Los Angeles
December 21, 2007 Issue 87: National Car Donation Programs Focus on Convenience
December 14, 2007 Issue 86: Consumer Groups Help with Bay Area Car Donations
December 7, 2007 Issue 85: NY Mayor's Web Site Offers Giving Tips
November 30, 2007 Issue 84: Teddy Bear Cops Takes New York Car Donations
November 23, 2007 Issue 83: Car donation by city: Atlanta, GA
November 16, 2007 Issue 82: Car donation by city: Orange County
November 9, 2007 Issue 81: Car donation by city: Boston, MA
November 2, 2007 Issue 80: Car donation by city: Detroit, MI
October 26, 2007 Issue 79: Car donation by city: Minneapolis-St. Paul
October 19, 2007 Issue 78: Car donation by city: Seattle, WA
October 12, 2007 Issue 77: Car donation by city: Raleigh, NC
October 5, 2007 Issue 76: Ask Questions Before Making Car Donations
September 28, 2007 Issue 75: Charities Have Their Own Costs in Car Donations
September 21, 2007 Issue 74: How Charities Use Car Donations
September 14, 2007 Issue 73: Americans Give and Get Back With Car Donations
September 7, 2007 Issue 72: IRS Helps Car Donors Understand Laws
August 31, 2007 Issue 71: Keep Records When Donating Cars
August 24, 2007 Issue 70: Tougher IRS Rules for Car Donations
August 17, 2007 Issue 69: Chicago Guide Offers List of City Charities
August 10, 2007 Issue 68: Car donation by city: San Diego
August 3, 2007 Issue 67: Teddy Bear Cops Accept Los Angeles Car Donations
July 27, 2007 Issue 66: Charities May Hire Firms to Run Car Donation Programs
July 13, 2007 Issue 65: Help Charities Get the Most Value for Your Car Donation
July 6, 2007 Issue 64: Avoid Pitfalls in Donating Your Vehicle
June 29, 2007 Issue 63: Expect Helpful Service From Charities Seeking Car Donations
June 22, 2007 Issue 62: Many Reasons for Donating Cars
June 15, 2007 Issue 61: When to Deduct a Car's Fair Market Value
June 8, 2007 Issue 60: Do Research With Car Donations
June 1, 2007 Issue 59: Follow Rules for Transferring Car Titles
May 25, 2007 Issue 58: Charities May Share Information on Donors
May 18, 2007 Issue 57: Pick a Car Donation Program That Helps the Needy
May 11, 2007 Issue 56: Be sure you give to a qualified charity if you want to deduct your contribution.
May 4, 2007 Issue 55: Charities Choose How to Spend Proceeds
April 27, 2007 Issue 54: Your car donation does not have to pass smog or emissions checks first.
April 20, 2007 Issue 53: Charity Must Notify Donor of RV's Resale Value
April 13, 2007 Issue 52: Follow Simple Steps When You Donate an RV
April 6, 2007 Issue 51: Keep a record of your car donation.
March 30, 2007 Issue 50: Itemize your tax deductions to get the tax benefit from your vehicle donation.
March 23, 2007 Issue 49: Get your tax deduction for an auto donation.
March 16, 2007 Issue 48: Get a written appraisal if your car donation is worth more than $5,000.
March 9, 2007 Issue 47: File Form 8283 if the sum of your non-cash donations in a year is greater than $500.
March 2, 2007 Issue 46: Choose an IRS-approved charitable organization.
February 23, 2007 Issue 45: The IRS can answer your questions and provide necessary forms.
February 16, 2007 Issue 44: Most charities are required to have state filings which you can access to research the charity.
February 9, 2007 Issue 43: A car donation charity's tax returns are available to the public for inspection.
January 26, 2007 Issue 42: Car donation by city: Indianapolis, IN
January 19, 2007 Issue 41: Car donation by city: Denver, CO
January 12, 2007 Issue 40: Car donation by city: Phoenix, AZ
January 5, 2007 Issue 39: Car donation by city: Miami, FL
December 29, 2006 Issue 38: Car donation by city: Baltimore, MD
December 22, 2006 Issue 37: Car donation by city: Portland, OR
December 15, 2006 Issue 36: Car donation by city: Charlotte, NC
December 8, 2006 Issue 35: Car donation by city: Sacramento, CA
December 1, 2006 Issue 34: Car donation by city: Houston, TX
November 24, 2006 Issue 33: Personal factors may affect your decision to donate your car, rather than sell it or keep it.
November 17, 2006 Issue 32: A car donation can save you the time and effort involved in selling a car.
October 27, 2006 Issue 31: Take the condition of the vehicle into account when valuing the car donation.
October 20, 2006 Issue 30: Donating a car is a smart and philanthropic move, regardless of your motivation.
October 6, 2006 Issue 29: In Massachusetts, vehicle donation mimics any transfer of title.
September 29, 2006 Issue 28: Review Michigan's car donation procedures.
September 15, 2006 Issue 27: There is a range of organizations and causes you can support with a car donation in Florida.
September 8, 2006 Issue 26: Deductions for boat donations are equal to the price for which a charity sells the boat.
September 1, 2006 Issue 25: Consult resources for determining your boat’s value.
August 25, 2006 Issue 24: Step 1: Determine What to Donate.
August 18, 2006 Issue 23: Ask how your car donation will be used.
August 4, 2006 Issue 21: Vehicle donation programs accept most kinds of vehicles and will pick them up.
July 21, 2006 Issue 20: The Kelly Blue Book can be a good place to start assigning fair market value to your car.
July 14, 2006 Issue 19: Refer to the New York DMV for forms and details on vehicle donation.
July 7, 2006 Issue 18: Car donation by city: San Francisco and the Bay Area
June 30, 2006 Issue 17: Car donation by city: Chicago, IL
June 23, 2006 Issue 16: Ask how the car donation program operates.
June 16, 2006 Issue 15: Determine Costs to You
June 9, 2006 Issue 14: Ask to whom the proceeds will go, and in what percentages.
June 2, 2006 Issue 13: Visit Donate a Car for Charity for more information on donating your vehicle.
May 12, 2006 Issue 12: Classic cars and collector's cars can be challenging to valuate.
May 5, 2006 Issue 11: Check RV and motor home resources to determine your donation’s fair market value.
April 21, 2006 Issue 10: Watch out for differences among vehicle donation programs, and choose the one that suits your needs.
April 7, 2006 Issue 9: Itemize on Schedule A for a tax deduction for your car donation.
March 31, 2006 Issue 8: Research the charity to which you donate a car.
March 17, 2006 Issue 7: Charitable giving can provide a sense of fulfillment.
March 10, 2006 Issue 6: Non-cash donations are high-impact charitable gifts.
March 3, 2006 Issue 5: Donating a car can save you money in terms of cash flow, and in terms of taxes.
February 17, 2006 Issue 4: In California, you need to file a specific “Release of Liability” form when donating a vehicle.
February 10, 2006 Issue 3: Maryland has an online guide to car donation.
February 3, 2006 Issue 2: Car donation by city: Los Angeles, CA
January 27, 2006 Issue 1: Car donation by city: New York City
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