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Tax Deductibles from Your Minneapolis Car Donation

By Lisa Otto Subscribe to RSS | April 23rd 2012 | Views:
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One way to give back to the community is by donating an old car, or a car you don’t use anymore, to charity. People do these because they want to help other people and they want to get that sense of fulfillment that goes with acts of altruism. If you need more incentives though, think about the tax deductions you can get when you donate your car to charity.

Qualified charity organizations offer tax deductions for your car donation. The amount of tax credit depends on the status of the car you’re donating and its use for the charity. Most people have a lot of misconceptions regarding tax breaks in car donations. There are several types of tax breaks and you need to learn about them first so you know the basis of their computation.

If the car that you donate is road-worthy and is still in good condition, you will get the fair market value of that car on your deductible. The fair market value of the car is the amount that a seller gets from a buyer based on prevailing rates. You can check these values in websites or sources like Kelly’s Blue Book or the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).

If your vehicle needs major repairs or body works due to an accident but is still in good driving condition, you can still get the car’s fair market value. If this is the case for your car, talk to the charity about their individual policies on this. Ask questions about who will shoulder the repairs, or if the damage will affect the fair market value.

A Minneapolis car donation that is worth more for its parts against the worth of the car as a whole will be classified as a Parts Vehicle. In this case, your tax break will be equal to the fair market value of the useable parts and components of your car that the charity can sell.

The car donation Minneapolis charities accept can also be for old ones with high mileage and will not be useful for long. In this case, the vehicle will most likely be labeled as ‘salvage’. Tax deductions in this classification will not be more than $500.

When you donate a car, the charity will give you and the IRS an IRC form as proof of your donation. For more information about tax professionals and accountants who know about the donate car Minneapolis resource, you can visit CharityNavigator.com or IRS.gov.

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