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Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I donate?
You can donate any vehicle to WTMD, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction and the proceeds of the sale will go directly to WTMD!
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, WTMD is operated by Towson University Public Media, Inc. (TUPM), which is a non-profit organization. TUPM’s application to the IRS for the recognition of TUPM’s non-profit status is pending. When the application is approved, this will confirm that all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
What do I need to donate my car?
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
Will you pick up my car?
A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.
How is the value of my car determined?
The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
Please note that Vehicles for Charity is a nonprofit organization operated by ARC, the Association for Retarded Citizens. Cars are sold wholesale, and WTMD keeps roughly 70% of the net profit after sales expenses. ARC retains the balance.