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Car Donation Tax Benefits

Is your car in need of costly repairs? Is it not worth as much as you hoped for? Just feeling generous? Whatever your reason, we make donating your car, truck, boat, RV, or camper to Make-A-Wish® Minnesota easy. You may even receive a tax deduction in the process!

When your donated vehicle is picked up, the driver will provide you with a donation tax receipt. You may claim up to $500 on your donation even if your vehicle sells for less. If your vehicle sells for over $500, we will provide a 1098-C IRS form which will allow you to claim the full sale price of your donated vehicle. For more information or to review your specific circumstance, please consult a tax professional or review IRS Rules Guidelines here.


Donate your non running boat to charity. Our friendly customer service team is here 7 days a week to help you through the process.

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Donating Your Car in Minnesota is Easy!

Most car donations to charity can be completed without a trip to the DMV. The vehicle title transfers procedures for gifted or donated cars are the same as buying and selling of a vehicle. First, you will need a clear title to sign over to the charity. Which will be given to the driver at time of pick up. We will submit the assigned title and payment for the title transfer fee to the DMV.

Next, you are responsible for completing a report of sale to the DMV. Each state has different criteria on how notification is made. Some states require the license plates to be returned to the DMV and other states may require a Release of Liability to be submitted to the DMV. Please contact your State DMV for directions on how to notify the state that you are no longer the owner of the vehicle.

Don’t worry if you still have questions. Our expert and helpful Customer Service Representatives are here to guide you through every step of the process. We make donating your car easy!

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Your donation directly benefits one of over 3,500 nonprofits

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A Good Cause

This is the car I learned to drive in, and it holds a very special place in my heart and memories. I couldn't bring myself to sell it. Donating it was the best way for me to let the car go knowing that it would go to a good cause. I hope it serves you as well as it served me for the past 8 years.

Anonymous Donor, WYEP

A Significant Benefit

I'm gratified to learn that my donation actually resulted in a significant benefit to the nonprofit.

Anonymous Donor

Help The Environment.

My car needed a simple repair and I was already considering donating the car as a lifestyle change toward using bike and public transport. Seems like the right time to donate the car and help the environment.

Anonymous Donor