Buying a new car? Have an extra car in your driveway? Looking for an easy way to gain a tax deduction?
Goodwill’s Wheels-to-Work Program turns your unwanted, yet road worthy vehicle into an opportunity for a low-income worker in your community. When you donate a car to Goodwill, we will put it to a good cause by providing a low-income worker with affordable transportation to retain employment and move toward economic stability.
Many of us take having a car for granted, but for these individuals, lack of reliable transportation is a significant barrier to maintaining a steady job.
How does it work?
1. Bring your road worthy car to any of our store locations or make
other arrangements (See “Who should I contact?” below)
2. We match up the car with a low-income worker so they can affordably retain employment
3. You receive a tax deduction for your car...HASSLE FREE
Who should I contact?
Marion and Morrow Counties – Corporate Office, 740-387-7023,
Delaware County - Ellen Shuster, 740-362-5541, firstname.lastname@example.org
Union County – Tammy Neibarger, 937-642-0324, email@example.com
To prepare write-off for your taxes:
Marion Goodwill Industries, Inc. will send you a statement within 30
days of the date the vehicle was either matched to a program participant
or sold. The following sites will assist you in preparing your tax
Kelley's Blue Book, for your vehicle's fair market value
www.irs.gov, for complete information on charitable contributions.
Helpful publications and forms from the IRS (pdf format)
visit www.irs.gov and use the "search for
publications and forms"
Publication 526 - Charitable Contributions for Individuals
Publication 561 - Determining the Value of Donated Property
Publication 544 - Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets (for depreciable property)
Form 8283 - Non-cash Charitable contributions
Form 8283 - Instructions
Donations may be deductible on your federal income tax return if you itemize deductions. If Goodwill matches a donated vehicle with a Wheels-To-Work program participant, the amount the donor can claim as a tax deduction will be based on the Fair Market Value as of the date the vehicle is donated. The IRS describes Fair Market Value as "the price the property would sell for on the open market." For used merchandise, this amount varies, based on the condition of the items and the area in which the donor lives.
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