Your donation will help us train our interns and support families in our community











Help Families in Need

The Benevolent Car Care Fund provides car care to families with qualified needs so they can get to work and daily activities in today’s mobile society.

Provide Hands-On Training

The Intern Training Fund is a scholarship to help students gain the training and skills to secure in-demand, well-paying jobs without drowning in debt.

Donate to Our General Fund

Your general donation will help us train our interns and provide reduced cost automotive services to those with validated needs.

donate your car

Helping Your Community

By donating a car, you help us provide automotive repairs to those in our community with demonstrated need for reliable transportation.

Opportunity for Training

Donated cars allow us to provide repair training opportunities and a pathway to employment in the automotive field.

Tax Deduction

We are a qualified charity, approved to receive your donations. You can deduct the fair market value of your donated car on your tax return.

Donate Your Car in 3 Easy Steps

step one

Fill out the Car Donation Form to tell us about the vehicle you would like to donate.

step two

We will contact you to arrange for the drop off/pick up of your vehicle.

step three

We will guide you through the process and provide the proper paperwork for your deduction.

car donations faq

Will my donation count for a deduction?

Yes. Auto-Tek Workforce Development is a 501(c)3 public non-profit. Our Federal Tax ID # is 46-2539031. We are approved to receive your donations.

What are the limits and paperwork required for deductions?

Auto-Tek Workforce Development will provide a letter of acknowledgement and value of your donation upon receipt of your vehicle. All contributors of vehicles will receive a 1098-C regardless of value. Values are determined by Kelley Blue Book.

If your vehicle is sold without training, the deduction is the amount we sell it for. If we use the donated vehicle for training, the deduction is the fair market value.

If your donation is worth $500 or less (typically scrap cars) you do not need any Federal paperwork. Vehicles exceeding $500 in value need a written acknowledgement in the form of #1098-C which will be sent at year end.

What will I need from Auto-Tek?

Auto-Tek will assist you with the proper paperwork.

If the deduction is over $500: you must have written acknowledgement from the charity.
If the deduction is between $500 to $5,000: you must complete Section A of IRS Form 8283 and attach it to your Form 1040.
If the deduction over $5,000: you must complete Section B of IRS Form 8283, which must include the signature of an authorized official of the charity, and attach it to your Form 1040.

What do I need to do with the vehicle title?

Auto-Tek can help walk you through this process.

When donating a vehicle you must sign the title and give this to the charity. Any liens against the title must be paid before the title can be transferred. The DMV must be notified within 10 days, by the donor, that the vehicle has been donated. See links at the bottom to notify DMV. 

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