Donate your car to Best Friends

Donate your car to help homeless animals and receive a charity tax deduction in the process. You’ll be getting rid of a vehicle taking up space in your garage or driveway and avoiding costly repairs and the headache and hassle of selling a vehicle. It’s an all-around winning scenario.

In addition to your car, here is a list of other vehicles that you may also donate. Note, a vehicle must have been purchased for personal use, as opposed to a vehicle held for resale to customers.

  • car
  • truck
  • boat
  • motorcycle
  • trailer
  • motorhome or RV
  • airplane
  • ATV
  • watercraft

How a vehicle donation benefits the animals

By making a vehicle donation, you will be supporting pets in need. The money from the sale of your vehicle will go towards funding the animal rescue work, spay and neuter surgeries, and educational work that Best Friends Animal Society does at our sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, our lifesaving animal programs in cities around the country, and our support of animal rescue groups across the United States.

Car donation tax deduction

After you donate your car to us, you will receive a car donation tax write-off for your charitable contribution to Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal organization.

How to donate vehicle

Best Friends Animal Society collaborates with our trusted vehicle donation partner, CARS™, to make the process of donating your car quick, simple and painless.

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By clicking the above link you will be taken to a page that details the simple process for donating a vehicle. First, you will call CARS directly at 888-99-BF-PET (888-992-3738) or fill out their online form. CARS will arrange for free, same-day towing of your car, boat or other vehicle. There is no cost to you. Your vehicle can be picked up from your home, office or even a repair shop.

Charitable contribution receipt

In exchange for your vehicle and signed title, the tow company will give you a tax-deductible donation receipt to use when filing your taxes.

After your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you with a tax receipt. If your car is sold for more than $500, in addition to the tax receipt, CARS will supply you with an IRS 1098-C form.

Charity tax deductions

Best Friends encourages you to speak with your tax advisor concerning your charitable vehicle donation. Your tax preparer can provide you with detailed advice and instructions about itemizing your deductions on your 2015 taxes to receive a tax break for your gift to the animals. A professional can also advise you about particular IRS forms that you may need to fill out and submit with your taxes.

Note: If you are interested in donating a vehicle, please review the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines for tax deduction allowances. Best Friends Animal Society partners with a wholesaler to sell donated vehicles, so the amount of your donation may not be the same as the private party sale value of your vehicle.