Give your sister a car by creating a bill of sale. The bill of sale indicates your role as seller and your sister's role as buyer. She must have a signed bill of sale to register the car at your state's department of motor vehicles. The property, a car, is described by year, make and vehicle identification number (VIN). As long as the car has no liens and is yours to give, provide your sister with the simple bill of sale and endorse the title to her. Provide her with copies of both documents.
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Bill of sale, pre-printed form if available
Collect information needed to write the bill of sale. You must have the car's year, make and vehicle identification number. The VIN is usually found on the left side of the car dashboard.
Have a copy of the car's title on hand to verify your ownership. If you still owe money on the car to a bank or auto finance company, request written permission from the company to transfer ownership. Provide its written permission with the bill of sale.
Donating a car to a family member is as simple as having the car appraised and then working with a charity or religious organization to arrange the donation. Vehicles valued at more than $5,000 should be appraised and valued by a professional; otherwise, Kelley's Blue Book is a simple way to learn the value of the vehicle. A straightforward and easy process, you can help a family member in need by following these steps.
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Determine a valuation for the car using Kelley's Blue Book. Search by make, model and year to determine the value of the car (see Resources below).
Have the car inspected and photographed for your records.
If you live in the Westchester area of New York, and you have a car that you no longer want to keep around, donate it to a local charity. Donating your car to a charitable organization allows you to help out an organization while earning a tax deduction at the same time. Typically charities accept both working and non-working cars for donation. When you are ready to donate your car in Westchester, you don't even have to drive the car to the charity as it will be picked up in most instances.
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Use the NADA Guides website (see Resources) to check the fair market value of your car. Enter your Westcheste zip code for the most accurate appraisal. You need the fair market value of the car to claim the donation on your taxes. If the value is over $5,000, you must get a written appraisal of the vehicle for your taxes.
Pick a Westchester charity to be the beneficiary of your car donation. Some of the local area charities that accept car donations include Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, Westchester Alzheimer's Association and SPCA of Westchester County. You can find other charities on the Charity Vault website (see Resources).
Parents generally continue to help take care of their children even after their children are grown. Donating a car to you kids is a way to help them that will also help you. The Internal Revenue Service allows you to give tax-free gifts to the people in your life up to $13,000 yearly. This gift can be in cash or items. As of 2009, donating a car to your children--as long as it has a value of $13,000 or less--is a way to help them and lessen the value of your estate will help your heirs avoid the estate tax.
Appraise the car's value. You can get a free appraisal online using the Kelly Blue Book website (see Resources). If the car appraises at more than $13,000, any value over $13,000 must be declared as a gift to the IRS.
Sign the back of the title transferring ownership to your children. If you are donating the car to more than one person, all of their names should be listed.
Ask your children to contact their insurance agents to have the automobile added to their policies. If there is more than one person involved in the ownership, one of them will add the car to a policy--or take out a new policy for the car--and the other should be listed as driver of the vehicle.
Send the child who added the vehicle to their insurance to the tax assessor's office in the county where he lives with the signed title. The cost to register a vehicle varies depending on the state.
If you need a new car but don't have the money to purchase one, you may be able to get one donated to you from a car dealership. Dealerships don't often donate cars to individuals, but it does happen from time to time. Keep in mind that dealerships are going to give someone a car in only the most extreme charity cases. You may have a better chance of receiving a car if you contact one of the many car donation charities, as opposed to a car dealership.
On another note, if you're wanting to offer a new car as a prize for a charity hole-in-one golf tournament, there are special insurance premiums you can purchase. The insurance company will provide the car if someone does indeed score a hole in one at the tournament.
Most organizations that accept donated cars sell them and use the money from the sale to benefit a charity. Fortunately, there are some organizations that actually fix the donated cars up and give them to a deserving individual or family. If you live in the state of Texas, you have a few organizations to apply to. It is important, however, that you follow the proper procedure in order to increase your chances of being awarded a car.
List the specific reasons why you need a car, and why you feel you are deserving of it. Organizations that give away cars will ask you for this info. It is best if you are already prepared with an intelligent answer.
Gather together your financial documents if you are requesting a car due to a financial hardship. In all cases, you will need a valid driver's license. Your driving record must also be clean. If you are requesting a car due to an emergency or natural disaster, get together documents that can prove this.
Contact the Central Texas Workforce Center to apply for their Wheels to Work program. Do this if the main reason you need a car is to get back and forth to work. Only applicants that have received, or are currently receiving, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) will qualify.
There are a number of advantages to buying a donated car. Donated cars are reasonably priced and have usually been examined thoroughly for problems. But not only are you saving money by buying a donated car, you are also helping a charity. Charities rely on car buyers to help them support their good works. So buying a donated car helps you and the charity. And it's no more difficult than heading down to the local car dealership.
Donating to charity is a relatively painless way to get rid of a car when you don't have the time to sell it or don't think you can get what it's worth. While not every car is acceptable, donating a car to a charity lets you deduct its fair market value from your taxable income.
Things You'll Need
Kelley Blue Book
Find a charity that accepts cars without charging a large removal fee. Make sure the organization is a registered 501(c)(3) charity or qualified religious organization that can lawfully accept your donation and from which you can lawfully claim a deduction.
Determine the fair market value of your car. According to the IRS, you are responsible for determining this; use the Kelley Blue Book or IRS Publications 526 ("Charitable Deductions") and 561 ("Determining the Value of Donated Property"). If it's worth $5,000 or more, have the car appraised by a certified professional.
Many nonprofit companies accept used cars as a donation. If you live in Southern California, most of the donated used cars end up on the auction block. If you qualify as a needy recipient, you can buy the car from a local charity. Purchasing directly from a local charity can potentially save low-income individuals hundreds of dollars off the market value of the car.
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