PUBLICATIONS Tax tips, Web sites Several Internal Revenue Service publications are available to help people who are considering donating vehicles. They include:
Publication 78, "Cumulative List of Organizations." This lists charitable organizations qualified to receive deductions. In addition to those listed, most churches, synagogues, temples and mosques also are qualified.
Publication 526, "Charitable Contributions."
Publication 561, "Determining the Value of Donated Property."
Publication 4303, "A Donor's Guide to Car Donations."
Anyone claiming a deduction for a noncash charitable donation of $500 or more must file Form 8283 with their tax return.
All IRS forms and publications are free and can be obtained by writing to: IRS Central Area Distribution Center, P.O. Box 8903, Bloomington, IL 61702-8903. They also are available online at the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov.
The following Web sites provide information about vehicle donations or organizations seeking such gifts:
Sources: Internal Revenue Service, General Accounting Office