Donating your vehicle is quick and easy! Just three simple steps can help someone in need right here in the Dallas area.
1. Simply call toll free (800) 322-8284 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). It takes just a few minutes. Or visit our National website at http://www.svdpusa.com/NVDPHome.aspx
2. We’ll have the vehicle picked up in 24 hours.
3. We’ll fill out all the tax forms and send them to you.
What’s a good donated vehicle?
Whether your vehicle is a late model sedan, a classic collectable, an unfinished project car or an old clunker gathering dust in the driveway, SVDPUSA in coordination with Auto-Donation.com will turn any vehicle into a valuable donation to bring hope and assistance to those in need. We’re very happy to accept non-running cars too!
Why is the SVDP National Vehicle Donation Program important as compared to the
numerous vehicle donation programs?
- SVDP is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization
- SVDP has been serving those in need for over 150 years in the US
- SVDP is member of Better Business Bureau Charities
- SVDP is a Member of Certified Charities of America
- SVDP serves over 14 million people in need each year
- SVDP performs over 644,000 visits to people in their homes
- SVDP delivered more than 7 million service hours to those in need
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I have before I call or go online to donate?
Please be ready to provide your vehicle’s year, make, model or vehicle identification number (VIN) and current mileage. The vehicle does not have to be running, but you will need to describe the condition of the vehicle and disclose any structural damage.
Can I donate a vehicle that does not run?
Yes, non-running vehicles can also assist those in need.
What happens after I submit my donation?
After completing the form a confirmation email will be sent to you once you select “Submit Now.” You will print, send, and sign a copy of the confirmation email/odometer statement and send it with the signed vehicle title and any other pertinent documentation as required by your state to the Processing Center and once we receive your paperwork we will start the vehicle donation pick up process. Your vehicle automatically qualifies for the Rush program and we will immediately
coordinate the pickup/drop off of your vehicle.
Our average pick up time is 1-2 business days from the date of assignment. After your vehicle is sold you will receive a receipt by mail for tax purposes. Please contact us at 800-322-8284 if you have any questions or special needs during the donation process.
Where will my vehicle go?
Auto-Donation.com employs an exclusive process called Best Venue to ensure that each donated vehicle generates the maximum donation for the charity. Most vehicles are sold at live auctions to licensed dealers, recyclers and exporters from around the world. This competitive marketplace of buyers generates the greatest return for the charity while ensuring that your vehicle is sold in an efficient, environmentally friendly and legally compliant manner.
Some charitable rating agencies say you shouldn’t use a third party, so why is SVDP
NVDP subcontracting or program to a third party?
The guidance of the rating agencies concerns programs where the charity receives a flat fee for the use of their name by a third party, versus program management by a third party. There are some questionable companies who contract to use a nonprofit’s agencies name and logo to raise funds and then just give them a flat fee unrelated to income or performance. This is frowned upon by rating agencies and the government. However, a percentage return program is viewed positively if the nonprofit receives
more than 50% of the generated income. The SVDP NVDP vendor’s performance in this area is exemplary, with 70-80% on average being returned to the nonprofit; and is one of the nation’s most trusted and respected vehicle donation firms.
When will I receive my tax receipt?
You will receive a tax receipt within 45 days after your vehicle gets picked up.
What can I claim as a deduction?
You can deduct the value of your vehicle only if you itemize deductions when filing your taxes. Under the current IRS law, you may only deduct the ACTUAL sale price of your vehicle or $499 which ever is greater. A receipt indicating the sale price and date will be sent to you within 30 days from the date of pick up.
For more information, please visit the following link and refer to the documents listed below:
a.IRS Form 8283 and 1098-C b.Publication 4303, A Donor’s Guide to Car Donations
c.Publication 1220, 526, and 561