Car Donations - Tax Benefits

Can I claim my car donation as a tax deduction?

Yes. Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions, including vehicle donations, may be claimed as deductions on your federal tax return if you itemize on Schedule A of Form 1040.

How much can I deduct?

Once Cars for Homes sells your vehicle, the selling price becomes the amount of your donation. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you may deduct the full selling price. If your vehicle sells for $500 or less, you can deduct the “fair market value” of your vehicle, up to $500.

How do I figure out the “fair market value” of my car?

The following websites can provide this information:

Kelley Blue Book Edmunds NADA Guides

What documentation will I receive for my tax return?

Within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, Habitat will send you a written acknowledgement/receipt. This receipt will include:

Where can I get more information?

Consult your tax adviser or refer to any of these IRS Publications:

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