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Donate Your Vehicle to WDAV

Donating Your Vehicle Helps To Support WDAV

Do you have a vehicle that you’re thinking of trading in or that you simply don’t drive any longer? You can support WDAV by donating your used car, motorcycle, RV, or boat. Just call toll free 1-866-900-WDAV (1-866-900-9328) for information and to schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you. You may also email us at donations@charitableautoresources.com.

Frequently Asked Questions about WDAV’s Vehicle Donation Program:

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to WDAV?
WDAV benefits by receiving a cash donation to support the classical music programming you enjoy every day . You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized and you avoid the costs and time investment generally associated with selling your vehicle.

Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Call us at 1-866-900-WDAV (1-866-900-9328) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

Do you accept only cars for donation?
Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks and cars, motor-homes, and airplanes.

How quickly can you pick up my vehicle?
We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days.

Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pickup?
No, special arrangements can be made by calling our representative.

What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].

Do I need a safety inspection or smog certificate in order to donate my car?
For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.

What if I receive legal notices?
In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV actions or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at immediately for assistance at 1-866-900-WDAV (1-866-900-9328).

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, you will receive an IRS Form 1098C in the event that the sale of the vehicle exceeds $500. If the vehicle does not exceed $500, the thank you letter that you will receive can be used as a tax receipt.

What can I claim as a deduction?
According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.

An IRS Form 1098-C, “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes”, will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.

How is the value determined on the vehicle donated?
The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself.

What if my car is valued over $5,000?
Effective January 1, 2005, you are no longer required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount of the gross proceeds received from your vehicle.

For more information, please call our car donation phone line at 1-866-900-WDAV (1-866-900-9328).



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