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FAQs

Have questions about donating your car? Want a tax deduction for your car donation? Here at Car Donation Sacramento we have the answers!

Common questions about Car Donations in Sacramento are below:

What can I donate?

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment and most other motorized vehicles.

Is my donation to Car Donation Sacramento tax deductible?

Yes! At Car Donations Sacramento we work with hundreds of non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organizations that are classified with the IRS. Individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine how you may benefit.

How much will my tax write-off be?

The amount that is tax deductible is the sale price of the vehicle. For more information on tax write-offs, we suggest you review IRS Publication 526 which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.

What do I need to donate my vehicle?

You will need the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it, please contact us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made.

My car hasn’t run in years. Can I still donate it?

Yes. We are able to accept most vehicles running or not. Exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing. Most vehicles need to be intact and in towable condition. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete our secure online donation form.

Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?

Even though we specialize in Sacramento car donation, We are able to pick up most vehicles in the continental United States.

How is the value of my car determined?

Before filing your taxes, we suggest you review IRS Publication 526 which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.
How will the car be picked up?

We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time convenient for you. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to our sale location.

How long will it take to pick up my car?

We will contact you to schedule an appointment within two to three business days at the most.

How can I contact you to schedule a pickup?

Please complete and submit our secure online donation form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What do you do with my car?

We have our own sales locations where we evaluate the cars. When it is cost-effective, we make major and/or minor mechanical repairs. We use auction houses to sell the majority of our vehicles. On occasion we may receive a unique or specialty item for which we may use other means to sell the vehicle. Our goal is to ensure that the non-profit organization receives the maximum amount of money for each donation that they receive.

I’m ready to donate. How do I get started?

To donate online, fill out this simple and secure online donation form. It’s that easy!