There can be no better purpose for your used car than to donate it to a charity that can benefit from it. Many non-profit charities benefit significantly from donated used cars and your used car donations are tax deductible. The charity can sell them and use the proceeds to further the good work their organization performs. Charities, as a rule, don't have an abundance of resources to help in the causes they set out to assist; therefore, they can use all the financial support they can get.
People will often have a used vehicle or two, or more, throughout their lifetime that they really don't have a need for after a while. Maybe you get an opportunity to get a newer car for a great price, and you just let your older car sit until you can decide its fate. There is no better fate than to let that old car go to help the cause of a worthwhile charity. Your used car isn't doing you, or anyone else, any good just sitting around. Letting a car sit idle for any length of time is not good for its internal components; pretty soon, it might not run at all. Then it really will take more time and effort for you to figure out what to do with it.
Donating a car to a charity really is a win-win situation. You get the used car off your property and out of your way for any other pursuits you might have in mind for the bit of space it is taking up. As well, and the first and foremost reason to donate a car, you can help further a charitable cause that has no other goal than to help people. Besides all that, you can claim it as a tax deduction on your income tax return. Oftentimes you might find that the amount you get to deduct on your taxes would be more than if you tried to sell the car.
When you give a vehicle to a donation program, those responsible will come out to collect your vehicle, including towing it if it is necessary. They will help you take care of all the paperwork, transfer of title, etc. People will want to know how much they can deduct from their tax return for a donated vehicle. The answer is, typically, either $500.00 or the sale price that their vehicle will bring to the charity. There are exceptions to this: you may instead deduct the fair market value for the vehicle. In this case, your accountant or tax specialist will help determine the amount for using specialized resources, including the Kelly Blue Book and the IRS Tax Guidelines.
Songs Of Love
Songs of Love is an organization that provides personalized songs to children who are suffering from physical or mental distress, and/or who have to undergo medical treatment for a serious illness. These songs, including both music and lyrics, are individualized to the child's favorite type of music, whether it is rap, R&B, country, etc. The child knows that these songs have been created just especially for them. This knowledge can give them comfort and promote therapeutic well-being that can make their healing process better, faster, and easier. These songs can change a child's life forever. A car donation program like this one is perhaps the truest, best use for an old car that has ever been considered.