October 6, 2006, Newsletter Issue #29: In Massachusetts, vehicle donation mimics any transfer of title.

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Massachusetts car donation is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Car donation pick up services are available throughout the Massachusetts, and vehicles donated in Massachusetts to a non-profit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization are deductible from your federal income taxes. In most cases, the state of Massachusetts requires that the donor have the vehicle title. If you do not have title papers, you can apply for a duplicate title through the Registry of Motor Vehicles. To release liability of your donated vehicle in Massachusetts, the RMV requires that you surrender the license plates of your donated vehicle. Do not cancel insurance on the donated vehicle until you have returned your plates to the RMV, and be sure to keep your receipt. For additional information, please refer to the Massachusetts RMV web site.

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