Donate Car To Charity California
If you’ve just purchased a new car and you don’t know where you will park it because you haven’t yet disposed of your old vehicle, I recommend you to consider car donation. This is the simplest way to dispose of a vehicle that you no longer need, especially in the state of California. In addition, you will solve your problems while making a gesture that will do some good to abandoned children, families in need or people suffering from incurable diseases. You don’t need to own a certain type of vehicle or make it available in a certain condition in order to donate it. So, no matter if the vehicle you are trying to get rid of is a typical car, a van or even a boat you should still consider the possibility to donate it. You should do the same even when the vehicle in question is no longer running or it’s in really bad condition. That’s because the California charities ready to accept car donations will still be able to benefit from your donation by simply selling it for scrap.
What you should also know about car donation is that just like in many other American states, in California your generous gesture is always repaid. Your benefits take the form of a tax deduction that varies based on the value for which your car manages to be sold. In addition, applying for that tax deduction won’t be difficult at all because you will just have to fill out one or two forms and make sure you keep the receipt that the charity provides when you donate the vehicle.
Another advantage of donating your car in California comes from the fact that in this state you don’t need to have the car’s title in order to complete the donation process. However, you still need to be able to prove at any time that you are the owner of the car because the charity you choose is most likely going to get a duplicate title form that you will have to sign in order to formally donate the car. What’s also important to mention is that in most cases you will also benefit from free towing which is a major advantage especially if the car is no longer running. If it’s still functional I recommend you to consider delivering the car to the chosen charity in person so that you can maximize the amount of money that the charity will be able to use for a good cause as a result of your generous gesture.
The only step that requires special attention from you, when you decide to donate a car, is the step that involves making sure you are no longer liable for the car. This is important because I am sure you don’t want to remain responsible for the parking tickets and the accidents that the next user of the car may cause. Usually this liability release comes along with the title but if you want to be sure liability won’t be a problem you can always decide to also get a copy of the DMV Form 138.