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IRS Vehicle Donation Tax Deduction Rules

IRS Officials Urge Care for Those Making a Car or Truck Donation; New Law Changes Rules for 2005.

  • As taxpayers plan their charitable giving, donors should understand the way that the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 will alter the rules for the contribution of used motor vehicles after Dec. 31 2004 and how it relates to your car donation tax deduction.
  • In 2005, if the claimed value of the donated motor vehicle (i.e. charitable automobile donation) exceeds $500 and the item is sold by the charitable organization (Center for Living and Learning) the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds from the sale.
  • Under the new 2005 rules, the charitable organization must provide an acknowledgement to the donor within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds from an automobile donation.

Center for Living and Learning is a 501c3 charity. For purposes of a car donation tax deduction , please take note that our charitable tax ID is 95-4406897. The IRS number to call is (877) 829 - 5500.

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To learn more about tax deduction as it relates to charitable vehicle donation, please visit IRS Website.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will do our best to answer any questions you may have about your tax deduction for your vehicle donation. We will do our best to make sure that you receive the best deduction for your generous contribution to our organization. Directly after the sale of your vehicle is complete we will send you a receipt and information on what to include claiming your tax deduction. Thank you for your generous contribution and for helping us change the lives of deserving individuals by helping them get back on their feet and back into the workforce.

*Donors with questions about whether a contribution is deductible should call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or for TTY/TDD help, call 1-800-829-4059.*


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