General Vehicle Donation Questions

-Can you explain the process of donating a vehicle?
Sure. The vehicle donation process is super quick and simple. First, you get in contact with us and we ask you a couple questions – either by filling out or online form or by calling us at 877-594-5822. These questions include information like your contact information, the make and model of the vehicle to be donated, and where the car is located.

Then, we do all the rest – from arranging a towing company to pick up our car to delivering you the paperwork used for tax benefit purposes.
-What kinds of vehicles can I donate?
Veteran Car Donations accepts cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, boats, jet skis, snowmobiles, RVs, campers, riding lawnmowers, trailers, snowmobiles, airplanes, golf carts, farm equipment, fleet vehicles, and more! Have a question about what you can donate? Give us a call at 877-594-5822.
-Can I donate more than one vehicle?
Definitely! There is no limit to how many vehicles you can donate. We’re happy to walk you through the process of donating multiple vehicles. Just give us a call at 877-594-5822.
-Can I donate my vehicle even if it doesn’t run?
You sure can! Veteran Car Donations accepts vehicles whether they are in good running condition or haven’t been running in years.
-Do you accept vehicle donations nationwide?
We sure do! Veteran Car Donations accepts vehicles in all 50 U.S. states.
-What are the benefits of donating my vehicle?
  • You can receive a top tax deduction
  • Avoid the costs associated with selling your vehicle
  • Avoid the loss of privacy and possible security risk with selling your vehicle
  • Stop paying for vehicle registration and insurance
  • The process is quick and easy
  • Quit having to pay for costly vehicle repairs
  • Reduce your taxable income if you itemize your taxes
  • Towing is FREE
Best of All: You will transform the lives of our nation’s heroes by helping our military and veteran nonprofits better fund their programs and services. 
-What happens to my vehicle after I donate it?
When your vehicle is picked up, it is taken to an auction to be sold. After your donated vehicle has been sold, we will mail you your sold receipt for tax purposes.

If your vehicle sells for less than $500, this letter will notify you that you are eligible to take a deduction of the fair market value of the vehicle up to $500 without further documentation. If your vehicle was sold for more than $500, this letter will notify you of the final selling price.
-I’m ready to donate my vehicle. How do I get started?
That’s great! To get started donating your vehicle, you can either fill out our simple and secure online vehicle donation form or call us at 877-594-5822. It’s that easy!

Pickup & Towing Questions

-Do you pick up my vehicle?
You bet. Veteran Car Donations will arrange to have your vehicle picked up at a date and time convenient for you. Oh and did we mention that all vehicle donations include a free pickup?
-How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?
Vehicles are usually picked up within 24-48 hours. A local towing company will call you to schedule a pickup date and time that is convenient for you. Special arrangements can be made when a vehicle donation pickup must be expedited.
-Do you charge me to tow my vehicle?
Absolutely not. Veteran Car Donations will tow your vehicle at no cost to you.
-Do I have to be home when my vehicle is picked up?
Not at all. Many times our donors either cannot or choose not to be home when their vehicle is picked up. This is no problem. Veteran Car Donations handles these types of pickups all the time.
-My vehicle isn’t at my home. Can you pick it up somewhere else?
Of course! Veteran Car Donations is happy to pick up your vehicle from another location.
-How do I schedule a pickup?
Just give one of our friendly vehicle donation specialists a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to help schedule a pickup of your vehicle at a time and date that is convenient for you.

Title & Registration Questions

-What paperwork or documents do I need to donate my vehicle?
Usually, we will need the title of your vehicle, however all states have different requirements.

Even if you don’t have the title for your vehicle, we still may be able to help you. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any paperwork concerns.
-How do I transfer my title?
It all depends on your state’s requirements. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any title concerns.
-What should I do with the license plates on my vehicle?
It all depends on your state’s requirements. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any state requirements.
-My name has changed since the vehicle has been titled. Can I still donate my vehicle?
Yes, however you must sign the title as it is shown on the title. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any title concerns.
-There are two people listed on the title. Do both of us need to sign it?
Generally, if there are two people listed on the title, both people will need to sign it.

However, in some cases, only one signature may be required if there is an “or” in between the names on the title.

Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any title concerns.
-The title is in a deceased person’s name. Can I still donate it?
It all depends on your state’s requirements. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any title concerns.
-What if I can’t find my title? Can I still donate my vehicle?
In most cases, yes. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through any title concerns.
-Do I need to notify the DMV when I donate my vehicle?
Every state has different requirements regarding the notification of donated vehicles. Feel free to give our knowledgeable Title Department a call at 877-594-5822. We’re happy to talk you through your state’s requirements.

Tax Deduction Questions

-Are vehicle donations tax deductible?
Yes, vehicle donations are tax deductible. Please consult with your tax professional to determine how you may benefit.
-How much can I claim for donating my vehicle?
According to IRS Publication 561, vehicle donors are eligible to deduct the fair market value of the vehicle up to $500 or the amount the vehicle sells for at auction, whichever is greater.

Please consult with your tax professional to determine how much you may claim for donating your vehicle.
-When will I receive my tax receipt?
You will receive a tow receipt at the time of pickup that releases you from all liability from that point forward as well as allows you to take the minimum tax deduction without further paperwork.

In addition, you will receive a tax receipt within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle donation.