How to donate your old car to Asha.

Did you know that 137 cars were donated to Asha in 2004 out of which 41 have been sold? And we raised $15000+ in donations?
To donate your car go to the following link and select "Asha for Education" from the list of charities, after entering all information. Someone will soon give you a call within a day or two. You can tell them your prefered timimg during the weekend etc.

Please, let your chapter know the details of the car and when they picked up the car. It might take a month or two for them to sell and send a check to Asha for Education.

The following email describes some changes to Tax laws related to Car Donations. In short donors cannot claim tax exemption equal to the blue book value as of Jan 1st 2005. The actual gross value of the car is going to be tax exempt.

Dear Charity Client:

As you are most likely aware, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 will alter the rules for contributions of used motor vehicles, boats and planes effective January 1, 2005. Final IRS regulations have yet to be adopted. However, here is a shot synopsis of the new legislation as it stands: If the claimed value of the donated motor vehicle, boat or plane exceeds $500 and the item is sold by the charitable organization, the taxpayer is limited to the gross sale. Meaning, this new legislation does not change anything for donors claiming $500 or less and for those donors who are not claiming a tax

How will this new legislation change Car Program procedure? Our existing procedure will remain the same with the addition of one step. Car Program will mail a postcard to each donor whose gift generates a gross sale in excess of $500. In compliance with the new tax legislation, our postcard will provide the donor with the gross sale price of their donation as well as certify that the vehicle was sold at "arms length" between unrelated parties.

Car donations still remain a viable and profitable fund raising option. We believe that many donors with cars valued over $500 will continue to donate their vehicles due to any one or a combination of the following factors: (a) the convenience factor that they can donate their car right now, where is, as is, and at no additional cost, (b) the feel good factor of helping a charity, and (c) they'll still get a tax deduction of $500 and possibly more.

After December 31st, you may wish to make your phone staff aware of the new tax laws as well as continue to refer donors to their tax professionals. I would also suggest that you remove any mention of fair market value from your written materials (web sites, newsletters, etc.).

I hope this information is helpful in keeping the wheels rolling on your car donation program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you for your cooperation and best wishes this holiday season from all of us here at Car Program!


Phillip Kirton