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Have donated a vehicle to charity?

Pesqueeb

bicycle in airplane hangar
Feb 2, 2007
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Riding the baggage carousel.
We donated the wife's Sentra 7ish (8?) years ago to goodwill. IIRC we got to write off KBB value of the car, then a year or so later the tax write off changed to whatever your particular charity was able to get out of it. I don't recall the particular numbers involved but I do remember that I felt the KBB value was pretty high compared to what I thought the car was actually worth/might have sold for.
 
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boostindoubles

Nacho Libre
Mar 16, 2004
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1,761
Yakistan
My wife donated her VW fox to NPR a few years back. It was that or have it junked! I don't even know what happened or if we got a tax benefit out of it.
 

Serial Midget

Al Bundy
Jun 25, 2002
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1,428
Fort of Rio Grande
A write off would be a nice bonus - we're just wanting to dump a liability we no longer use. It sits on our lake property that we havent visited in 4 years... we spend about 3K annually maintaining it.

We donated the wife's Sentra 7ish (8?) years ago to goodwill. IIRC we got to write off KBB value of the car, then a year or so later the tax write off changed to whatever your particular charity was able to get out of it. I don't recall the particular numbers involved but I do remember that I felt the KBB value was pretty high compared to what I thought the car was actually worth/might have sold for.