Vehicle Donation Program
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to my favorite charity?
It’s simple, fun, and free. We convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to your favorite charity. You are entitled to a tax deduction, and you avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.
- Do you accept all vehicles?
We strive to accept Any vehicle, Anywhere, running or not – cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc., running or not. No smog certificate is necessary, and we can solve almost all title issues. We pick-up anywhere in the country. The only exception accepting a vehicle is where the transportation costs may be higher than the vehicle value.
- What if I have Title Issues?
If you don’t have a title certificate, can’t find it, or have problems with your title, call us. Our Call Center staff deals with DMV’s across the country every day and is expert is solving these matters. 877-999-8322
- Is there any Cost?
There is no cost to the donor or to the charity. All expenses are deducted from the gross sales price and, if the costs ever exceed the price, the company that operates the Program covers those costs.
- How much work is it for me?
It’s easy to donate a vehicle. either input the vehicle and pick-up info on-line or by phone at 877-999-8322 and give the info to our trained Service Center Staff. You fill out a few forms (you’ll need to have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)), and you mail in the paperwork, including the title in states requiring one. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time and location for the pick-up. You do not need to be there.
- How long until by vehicle is Picked-up?
We will “Quick Pick-up” a newer car right away. We pick up older cars within a few days of receiving the paperwork you mail in. You will receive a call from our tow service to arrange a convenient time. You do not need to be there.
Need to arrange a special pick-up? Call 866-789-8627 and let them know.
- How long before the charity gets its money?
It usually takes 45-60 days from the time the vehicle is picked up until the car is sold and the transaction is completed. Once the transaction is completed, the net cash proceeds are usually delivered to the non-profit within two weeks.
- What will happen to my car?
Your car is assessed to determine the used car market that will yield the best sale price, joining some forty-three million other cars re-sold each year. Most vehicles are sold through wholesale auctions; older, damaged and problem vehicles are often sold directly to dismantlers or recyclers for valuable parts and metals.
Because we work with a very large national network of auction yards, we match your vehicle to the appropriate buyer. For example, recently we took a donor’s 1972 Porsche 911 to a premium car auction, where it netted five figures. Meantime, another donor’s beat up 1991 GMC Jimmy sold for $200 at a dismantler.
- How do I check on the status of my car or get other answers?
- Will I receive a Tax Deduction?
You are entitled to deduct the sales price of your vehicle. If it sells for less than $500, you can deduct the “fair market value” of the vehicle, up to $499. You benefit from being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. [See Tax Information under “DONOR INFO” for more information.]
We provide you with the sales receipt or IRS Form 1098C you will need for tax reporting.
- How much money goes to my charity?
The V-DAC program strives to give a high net return to non-profits. Once the vehicle is sold, we deduct the actual costs of towing, auction and title processing. From this Net Sales Proceeds, we then return between 70% and 80% of this amount to the non-profit depending on the value of the vehicle. Higher value vehicles provide more to the non-profit. Our long term average is a return of approximately 78% of the net sales proceeds.
- Who is V-DAC?
Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC (“V-DAC”) is a Commercial Fundraiser, registered with the State of California Office of the Attorney General. It provides the vehicle donation programs that allow donors to give to any charity, church or school in the country. V-DAC is known for delivering high net revenue to recipient non-profits around the country.