In the context of people who ride bikes and people who drive cars, the terms motorist and cyclist can create a false "us vs. them" attitude that divides us. The reality is that not all, but most people have a bike hanging in their garage next to a car, or a car in their garage next to their bike. Regardless of how you look at it, the only difference is which one collects more dust.
Since the beginning of the Bicycle Collective, we have always traded tax write-offs for dusty bicycles -- now we have the ability to collect your dusty cars too!
Unlike bikes, we CAN pick these up! Thanks to the kinds folks at Vehicles for Charity, the Bicycle Collective gets 70% of the value of the vehicle.
Why not donate your vehicle today? All you need to do is to complete this simple online donation form or call 1-866-628-2277 and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you.
...or Call 1-866-628-2277
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of donating my car to the Bicycle Collective?
The Bicycle Collective benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through localevents.
You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with sellingyour car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration,insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representativeat 1 866 628 2277 to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
Do you only accept cars for donation?
Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or notyour vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 1 866 628 2277
How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?
We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three businessdays. Call our representatives at 1 866 628 2277
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representative.
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a cleartitle indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].
Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.
How does the new law effect my tax deduction?
Donors are no longer responsible for determining the deductible value of their donation. Instead, they will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of thegross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. The amount listed on IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles,Boats, and Airplanes will be the gross proceeds of the deductible donation.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, our driver will issue a tow receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle doesnot exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the caryou are donating. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.
What can I claim as a deduction?
According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer islimited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
An IRS Form 1098-C, “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” will be mailed to you within 30 days of the salestating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500 and you havesubmitted your social security number. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.
How is the value determined on the vehicle donated?
The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden ofdetermining the value yourself.
What if my car is valued over $5000?
Effective January 1, 2005, you are no longer required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount ofgross proceeds received from your vehicle.