Ways to Maximize Your Donation

The NAMI Vehicle Donation Program, managed by NAMI in partnership with V-DAC (Vehicle Donation to Any Charity), accepts any kind of vehicle: cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, heavy equipment, farm machinery, etc. No smog certificate is necessary and can solve almost all title issues. V-DAC has contracts with over 3,500 tow companies, auctions and recyclers, nationwide, so pick-up anywhere in the country is available with very few exceptions. If you have a unique item, please call V-DAC’s toll free number, 844-888-6264, to address any special issues.

Vehicle donations made to a charitable nonprofit organization are tax-deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique.

In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the total deduction claimed on the tax return exceeds $500, Form 8283 “Non-cash Charitable Contributions” must also be completed and attached.

To learn more about what a donors responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303.