Ready to donate? We take all makes and models, and your car doesn't even have to be running today!
We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and most other motorized vehicles. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call us toll-free at 877-227-2388 or 877-CAR-2-ETV seven days a week.
The ETV Endowment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all donations to the ETV Endowment qualify as tax deductible.
The amount that is tax deductible is the sale price of the vehicle. For more information on tax deductions, we suggest you review IRS Publication 526, which sets forth the manner in which the IRS determines the value of your donated property.
You will need a clear title. Any lien holder listed on the title must be cleared and or released by the bank. Though laws vary by state. Please refer to the DMV in your state for clear instructions. If you have any questions, please call us toll-free at 877-227-2388 or 877-CAR-2-ETV seven days a week.
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 or call us toll-free at 877-227-2388 or 877-CAR-2-ETV seven days a week.
We are able to pick up most vehicles in the continental United States.
Before filing your taxes, we suggest you review IRS Publication 526, which sets forth the manner in which the IRS determines the value of your donated property.
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed at a scheduled time that is convenient for you. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to a sale location.
We will contact you to schedule an appointment to pick up your vehicle within two to three business days. If you need your car picked up sooner, please call us toll-free at 877-227-2388 or 877-CAR-2-ETV seven days a week. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule.
Yes, our driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the vehicle you are donating. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500. 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 vehicle, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.
The value is equal to the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself.
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.
Effective January 1, 2005, you will no longer be required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount of gross proceeds received from the sale of your vehicle.
No, you do not need a smog certificate to donate your vehicle even if you live in a state that requires smog certificates or safety inspections.
Each state has different criteria on how notification is made. Some states require the license plates to be returned to the DMV, and other states may require a Release of Liability to be submitted to the DMV. Please contact your state's DMV for directions on how to report the sale of the vehicle.