Donating a car in Iowa is one of the most convenient ways to give to charity - especially if you have a non-cash item you'd like to convert for the benefit of a cause you love. By giving new life to your unused vehicle, you help someone who needs an affordable vehicle while giving the net proceeds to a worthy cause. So when you're ready to give to your favorite charity, we are just a call away.
Donating your vehicle is as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE!
ONE: Call 855-520-2100 to Arrange FREE Towing
Car donations in city are easier than ever. All you have to do is start with a phone call. In LESS time than it takes to parallel park on the busiest street in city, one of our car donation experts can get you started! You'll be asked a few questions from our vehicle donation experts. If you already know what charity you'd like your vehicle donation to support, you can let us know over the phone. We will arrange a time that is most convenient for YOU to schedule FREE TOWING.
TWO: Pick a Charity
Choosing a charity is super simple when you donate your car in city! If you already have a cause that is personally meaningful to you, just tell us and we can direct your car donation funds. If not, that's okay too! We will gladly choose for you just like we do for many of our donors. There are over forty thousand IRS approved charities so you can take as much (or little) time as you like finding inspiration.
Now, if deciding on just one charity is too hard, we can help. You can just say, “Cars2Charities, you choose for me." Simply let us know.
THREE: Get Your Benefits
Get the IRS Form 1098-C in the mail 30 days after your donated car sells There are many charity options for you to choose from — whether you'd like to give globally, or right here in city.
Get ready for a sweet tax deduction this year. After we tow your vehicle for free and you choose a charity, leave the rest is up to us. Our highly trained car techs fix up your donated auto and sell it at a higher value. Sit back, relax and wait for the IRS form (sent within 30 days of the sale of your auto donation.) You can deduct the full sale price of the donated car off your taxes. Both you and your charity will get a copy of the sales document, and everyone is happy.
Benefits of Donating to Charity
By donating, you can share your passion for change and draw attention to what you consider important. In return, you receive a maximized tax deduction, and the comfort of knowing your donation sparked change and amelioration.
Charities are not the only ones who benefit. By donating a car in city, you’re part of a win/win proposition since vehicle donations to charity are considered by the Internal Revenue Service and the State to be COMPLETELY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Our value-enhancing services allow you to deduct the full sale price off your vehicle as a charity donation. We operate with full transparency between donor and charity by making sure everyone has a copy of the IRS regulated paperwork — including the IRS Form 1098-C which you will receive within 30 days after the sale of your car.
Both you and the charity will receive IRS Form 1098-C within 30-50 days of the sale of your vehicle, making the transaction transparent to all parties. Plus, we do all the work. There’s no standing in lines at the DMV or dealing with the paperwork to transfer the title.
Need some more info? The IRS guidelines for tax deductions is a great resource. You can also learn more about our vehicle donation program by watching our videos, which focus on frequently asked questions that we've grouped by topic.
The simple reason people donate cars is because they don't need them anymore. However, there are countless great reasons for giving your donating your car in city. Some of the reasons we hear most often are:
-It’s a huge hassle to sell it yourself or the trade-in offer you got from CarMax or a dealer is laughably low. Your time may be more valuable than the energy needed to fix it up and sell it yourself — and just imagine the nightmare of finding the vehicle registration documents or title if it's an old car, or something that's in the family. When you donate your vehicle in city through Cars2Charities, we handle the details and tow your car – whenever and from wherever it's convenient.
When YOU Need Help. Giving through a car donation program in city is a great way to avoid the hassle of selling it -- especially if it's not worth much. If your time's more valuable than the time and energy needed to sell it yourself, we have the perfect solution. And we make it so easy. Whether you can't locate the title, the registration has lapsed or is missing, or you just need it gone fast and can't be bothered with selling it, we handle the details and tow your car for free. When it's time, we provide the tax documents you'll need for the IRS in order to get your charity car tax deduction.
When Your CAR Needs Help. Fixing up cars is kind of what makes us special. So, if the cost of repairing your car is starting to add up to more than it's worth, donating makes a lot of sense. Our in-house car specialists make smart, selective improvements that typically increase the value of your car, motorcycle donation or golf cart donation in city by 25%-50%. Your charity gets more than they would have if you sold the car “as is" and gave them the cash. Since you can deduct the full value of what your vehicle actually sells for on your tax return, you make out pretty well too!
The simple reason people choose to donate their car is because they no longer want it. Other reasons that people chose to donate their vehicle instead of trying to sell are:
-It’s a huge hassle to sell it yourself
- You want to benefit yourself AND your community
-The trade-in offer you got from CarMax, or a dealer is laughably low.
- It would take A LOT of time and money to fix up the car yourself
-You need your vehicle off your property.
-You want to support a cause that is important to you, get rid of your vehicle in the process, AND receive a tax deduction for your donation.
Donating your vehicle to charity is a generous act of kindness. That’s why we give you the freedom to choose where your donation goes. After we convert your car donation into monetary value- the charity you select gets between 50-80% of the proceeds! *
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