Donate Your Car to DAV
Help the brave men and women who have served by donating any car, truck, RV or boat—in any condition and from any location and get a tax deduction at the same time!
It’s quick, easy and a great way to get rid of an old or extra vehicle. Turn your vehicle into resources that help ensure our nation’s heroes have the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms their sacrifices have made possible.
To donate your vehicle or for more information, please call 877-999-8322 or click here.
Did You Know?
All Vehicles Accepted
We accept all vehicles—cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc.—whether they’re running or not.
Free Tow Service
With more than 3,500 tow companies at our disposal, we can provide free pick-up anywhere in the country.
You are entitled to receive a tax deduction equal to what the vehicle is sold for if you itemize your deductions. If the vehicle is sold for less than $500, you can deduct the fair market value up to $500. You will receive a tax receipt stating what your vehicle sold for within a few days of the sale.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s simple, fun, and free. We convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to DAV. You are entitled to a tax deduction, and you avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.
Yes. We strive to accept any vehicle, anywhere, running or not – cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc. No smog certificate is necessary, and we can solve almost all title issues. We pick up anywhere in the country. The only exception accepting a vehicle is where the transportation costs may be higher than the vehicle value.
If you don’t have a title certificate, can’t find it, or have problems with your title, call us at 877-999-8322. Our call center staff deals with DMV’s across the country every day and is expert is solving these matters.
NO. There is no cost to the donor or to DAV. All expenses are deducted from the gross sales price and, if the costs ever exceed the price, the company that operates the program covers those costs.
It’s easy to donate a vehicle. Either input the vehicle and pick-up info online or by phone at 877-999-8322, and give the info to our trained Service Center Staff. You fill out a few forms (you’ll need to have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)), and mail in the paperwork, including the title in states where required. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time and location for the pick-up. You do not need to be present.
We will “Quick Pick-up” a newer car right away. We pick up older cars within a few days of receiving the paperwork you mail in. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time. You do not need to be present. Need to arrange a special pick-up? Call 877-999-8322 and let them know.
It usually takes 45-60 days from the time the vehicle is picked up until the car is sold and the transaction is completed. Once the transaction is completed, the net cash proceeds are usually delivered to the non-profit within two weeks.
Your car is assessed to determine the used car market that will yield the best sale price, joining some 43 million other cars re-sold each year. Most vehicles are sold through wholesale auctions; older, damaged and problem vehicles are often sold directly to dismantlers or recyclers for valuable parts and metals.
Because we work with a very large national network of auction yards, we match your vehicle to the appropriate buyer. For example, recently we took a donor’s 1972 Porsche 911 to a premium car auction, where it netted five figures. Meanwhile, another donor’s beat up 1991 GMC Jimmy sold for $200 at a dismantler.
Call 877-999-8322 weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Eastern; Saturday 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Eastern.
You are entitled to deduct the sales price of your vehicle. If it sells for less than $500, you can deduct the “fair market value” of the vehicle, up to $499.
You benefit from being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. We provide you with the sales receipt or IRS Form 1098C you will need for tax reporting.
The amount of money the DAV receives will depend on the age and condition of the vehicle. The actual costs of towing, title transfer and handling will be deducted with the net proceeds being sent to DAV.
Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (“V-DAC”) a Commercial Fundraiser, runs the DAV Vehicle Donation Program. V-DAC is registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. It provides vehicle donation programs that allow donors to give to any charity, church or school in the country. V-DAC is known for delivering high net revenue to recipient non-profits around the country.
Tax Benefits of Vehicle Donation
You are entitled to receive a tax deduction equal to the sales price of the vehicle, if you itemize your deductions. If the vehicle sold for less than $500, you can deduct the “fair market value” up to $499. You will receive a tax receipt within 30 days of its sale.
The “fair market value” of a vehicle is the price that you could sell it for in its current condition to another individual, willing seller and willing buyer, and it represents the cash that you give up to make the donation.
A convenient source of this information is the private party sale value as shown in online valuation guides such as Kelley Blue Book (http://www.kbb.com/kbb/UsedCars/default.aspx).
DAV’s Vehicle Donation Program must file Form 1098C with the IRS for all vehicle donations, including your Social Security number and vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
DAV’s Vehicle Donation Program gives no tax advice. It is solely your responsibility to report vehicle value and tax status. For more information about tax deduction for vehicle donation please refer to the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov.
This vehicle donation program protects the privacy of donors. Donor information is not given to any organization except the IRS as required by law and DAV. Donor names, addresses, excluding Social Security Numbers, are shared with the donor designated organization. Social Security Numbers required under the current tax law for vehicle donations are only shared with the IRS. Social Security Numbers are maintained away from other data on a special high-security server not connected to the Internet.
Any Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (V-DAC), a limited liability company registered in the State of California, maintains $2,000,000 in legal liability coverage for the operation of the vehicle donation business. The V-DAC program protects donors and fully indemnifies organizations.
The logos, names, and indices of the DAV Vehicle Donation Program, Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, and other companies used on the site are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States.
Vehicle Donation to Any Charity
116 Washington Ave, Suite E
Point Richmond, CA 94801