Are you ready to donate a car in California? If so, good for you! Donating a car to charity is a wonderful decision on many levels. First of all, your donation goes to help a great cause.  Plus, you get your old vehicle or junk car moved off of your property free of charge. You are also recycling an old vehicle, and you also get to claim the car donation as a tax deduction. 

In this post you'll find some tips on how to donate a car in California and some specific requirements you should be aware of that relate to California car donations.  

1. To donate a car in California, you begin by submitting an online car donation form or calling the charity you wish donate your vehicle to.  If you wish to claim the car donation as a tax deduction, be sure to check that the charity is an IRS recognized nonprofit organization.

2. The process for receiving the tax receipt for your charitable donation may vary. Some charities will email you the initial receipt while others have the tow truck provide you with the receipt at the time of pick up. This is just an initial receipt and enables you to claim a tax deduction of up to $500. You should check with the charity to find out what their procedure is for providing you with this receipt when you submit your vehicle donation. 

3. In the State of California, the license plates remain with the vehicle, so these should not be removed prior to the pickup.

Source: donateacar2charity.com