Donate Your Car to Help IBPF!
Use this Safe, Hassle Free alternative to selling or trading your car to benefit IBPF.
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Is there an unused car, boat, motorcycle, camper or other vehicle crowding your driveway? Are you about to purchase a new vehicle and want to avoid the stress of selling the old one? If so, you can donate your vehicle to the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). The process is fast and easy, includes free pick-up or towing, and best of all the proceeds go to a cause near and dear to your heart. The vehicle doesn't have to run for you to donate it and you'll get a great tax deduction for your donation!
IBPF relies on the support of individuals, corporations, and organizations to fund support services, bipolar research, and public educational programs for the public and research community. We receive 70 percent net proceeds off the sale of your vehicle or vehicle parts which goes towards life enhancing programs and research in bipolar disorder
Please click here to start the donation process online and donate your vehicle, or you can call 858-240-7289
Helpful Hints: Before Contacting IBPF, Note The Following
- Vehicle’s condition (i.e. is it drivable? It doesn't have to be)
- Year, Make, Model
- License Plate #
- VIN #
- Take a photograph of the vehicle for your records.
- Upon pick-up, make sure the towing company hands you a receipt (printed on IBPF stationary) for your records.
- Be prepared to provide the car’s pink slip
Receive tax deductions for your generosity
The International Bipolar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may claim a deduction for your vehicle donation. Generally, donors who itemize their tax deductions can deduct the fair market value of any donated vehicle. For more complete information, see: IRS Publication 4303, A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations at the IRS website. See additional links below.
IBPF’s Responsibility: Auto Donation Program will provide a tax receipt for each car, truck, boat or RV donated. For a car, truck, boat or RV donation auctioned for $500 or more we will also provide the donor an IRS form 1098-C if the donor has provided us with a social security number. For a vehicle auctioned for more than $5,000 will also sign the donors Form 8283, Section B, part IV.
Donor’s Responsibility: If your car, truck, boat or RV donation was auctioned for $500 or more you will have to complete Form 8283 and include Form 1098-C with your IRS filing which itemizes deductions. Complete Form 8283 Part A for vehicles, which sold for $500 but less than $5,000. Complete Form 8283 Part B for vehicles, which sold for more than $5,000. Form 8283 Part B will require an appraisal and a signature of a IBPF representative.
Good Questions to Ask Before Donating
Is the organization qualified?
SVDP is an IRS qualified 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Taxpayers can make certain that they have donated their vehicle to an eligible organization by calling IRS Tax Exempt /Government Entities Customer Service at 1-877-829-5500 or go here and download Publication 78 which is a list of all IRS recognized charitable organizations.
Is the charity worthy?
Legitimate charities are worthy of your donation but you can look deeper into their financial practices. Taxpayers can view any charitable (except churches) organization’s state financial filings. Information like the percentage of revenue the charity spent on charitable programs versus the percentage spent on administrative costs is useful in determining the worthiness of a charity. For California charities, click here then click on Charities Search and input the name of the charity.
Will I get a good deduction for my vehicle?
IBPF tries its best to maximize the value of your car, truck, boat or RV donation. We specialize in selling the donated cars in retail, instead of wholesale settings, to maximize your deduction and your charitable donation.
The IRS website links for fast access to IRS regulations concerning vehicle and real property donations. Adobe Acrobat Reader required - download Acrobat here
For information about determining the Fair Market Value of a vehicle you can read Publication 526 Charitable Contributions here. Another IRS publication "Publication 561. Determining the Value of Donated Property" can be read here
Form 8283, IRS tax form for filing taxes can be found here. For instructions on this form go here.