Car Donation New York
Eliminate the hassle and headache of fixing or storing an old car, and donate it to a Goodwill in New York instead! The fact is, there’s never been a better time to donate cars in New York because the process has never been easier. What’s more, when you want to give away a car to a charity in the Empire State, you support important local job-training programs, employment-placement services and programs right in your community — not to mention possibly qualify for a nice tax deduction in the process. Here’s how the simple and convenient donation process works.
The Easy 3-Step Process for Car Donation in New York
Getting rid of an old car is about more than convenience. When you give to charity, you support organizations that change lives — and Goodwill’s car donation program in New York offers a process that takes mere minutes!
1. Contact Us. Fill out our online donation form, or call our toll-free number at 1-800-433-3828. Our friendly operators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and set up your donation for you.
2. Schedule a Pickup. We’ll come out and pick up your car wherever you are in New York. We work with local towing partners who can get your vehicles within 24 to 48 hours of your call — and at ZERO EXPENSE to you.
3. Receive a Receipt. Within a few days, you’ll receive a top tax-deduction receipt in the mail. That’s it! When it comes time to do your taxes, simply include this donation among your itemized deductions.
What Kind of Cars Are Accepted?
We take all models of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, motor homes, campers, riding lawn mowers, airplanes, jet skis and more. As long as the vehicle has a title, you can donate it. Even if it isn’t running, Goodwill can take it!
Are There Other Charities I Can Give to?
Yes, but before deciding to donate cars, New York residents should always first verify that the given charity is legitimate and registered with the IRS. In 2010, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a major investigation of problems happening in the car-donation industry, which led to the subpoena of fourteen different organizations. Sadly, because bogus charities are constantly being formed, it’s important to use the Charities NYS Registry to verify legitimacy and then, to ensure you can get a tax deduction for your donation, find the organization registered at IRS Publication 78.
There are so many benefits when you donate your car, from a car donation tax deduction to less hassle in dealing with an old vehicle. But above everything else, you get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done something good and helped a worthy cause! To learn more about Goodwill’s car donation process in New York, contact us today!