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Donate a Car

Donate your car and show your support of San Diego County Ag in the Classroom!keys

 

Interested in donating your vehicle to an organization you believe in? It's easy to make a contribution that supports San Diego County Ag in the Classroom!

Here's how it works:

Just call Toll-Free 1-877-99-AG-CAR, to speak to a AITC Vehicle Donation Representative, fill out our online car donation form,

or e-mail at your convenience donations@charitableautoresources.com
Our Representative will schedule a pickup that's convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation.

  • If the gross proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle are $500 or more and if you provide your social security number to our Representative at the time of your donation, you will also receive an IRS tax form 1098C stating the sale price of the vehicle. This amount is what you actually claim on the itemized tax return.

  • According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.

    To Donate your vehicle fill out the Car Donation form

General Questions

San Diego County Ag in the Classroom benefits by receiving a cash donations to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.

You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.

No. In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at
1-877-99-AG-CAR to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.

Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars, motor-homes, airplanes, time-shares, and even houses. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1-877-99-AG-CAR.

We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. In some cases, if we receive your call early in the day, a same-day pick can be available. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days. Call our representatives at 1-877-99-AG-CAR.

No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representatives.

The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].

For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.

What if I receive legal notices?

In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV action, or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at
1-877-99-AG-CAR immediately for assistance.

Tax Questions

You will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle.

Yes, you will receive an IRS Form 1098C in the event that the sale of the vehicle exceeds $500. If the vehicle does not exceed $500, the thank you letter that you will receive can used as a tax receipt.

According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.

An IRS Form 1098-C, “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500 and you have submitted your social security number. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.

The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. 

Effective January 1, 2005, you are no longer required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle.

To Donate your vehicle fill out the Car Donation form