Junkers for Jazz
Now you can receive a tax deduction for your unwanted vehicle! Donate on behalf of your jazz89 KUVO - YOUR public radio station. CALL toll free 866-795-5299 (JAZZ).
Got a car, truck, boat, van, RV or other unwanted vehicle that can spark a lot of memories - but not the ignition? You can donate it to jazz89 KUVO and get a tax deduction! Imagine the space it'll free up in your garage or driveway. Your donation can be as late or early a model as you like and in most cases, it can be in running condition or not. KUVO has partnered with the Charitable Auto Resources, Inc (CARS), an organization with years of expertise in vehicle donation programs. We look forward to receiving your cars or junkers. Call toll-free 866-795-5299 (JAZZ) with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donating Vehicles:
What are the benefits of donating my car to KUVO?
KUVO benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.
You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.
Does my car have to be running to donate it?
In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. Contact a representative at 866-795-5299. to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
Do you only accept cars for donation?
Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact the vehicle donation program toll free at 866-795-5299.
How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?
We make donating your car as simple and convenient as possible. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days. Call our representatives at 866-795-5299.
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representative.
What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].
Do I need a smog certificate in order to donate my car?
For states that require smog certificates or safety inspections, you may donate your vehicle without these documents.
What type of receipt will I receive for my vehicle when it is picked up?
When your vehicle is picked up, the tow truck driver will give you a document called a “towing receipt.” The towing receipt is a legal document and should be kept. Do not allow your vehicle to be picked up unless you are given a towing receipt. If you have any questions about this please call our toll-free number, 866-795-5299.
What if I receive legal notices?
In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV actions or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us at 866-795-5299 immediately for assistance.
How does the new law effect my tax deduction?
Donors are no longer responsible for determining the deductible value of their donation. Instead, they will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle. The amount listed on IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be the gross proceeds of the deductible donation.
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, our driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the car you are donating. It will be your only receipt if your vehicle sells for less than $500.
What can I claim as a deduction?
According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale.
An IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.
How is the value determined on the vehicle donated?
The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself.
Does the new law affect KUVO?
KUVO has additional paperwork in reporting the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the vehicle to the donor and IRS. The process of obtaining the cash donation from the vehicle remains the same.
What if my car is valued over $5000?
Effective January 1, 2005, you are no longer required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle.
Where do I have to live to donate a vehicle for jazz89 KUVO?
Denver Metro Area
All of the metro area, including Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, West to Evergreen/Conifer, South to Castle Rock/Parker area and East to DIA areas.
We accept vehicles in Northern Colorado. If they are located in this area, vehicles must be running and drivable.
We can pickup vehicles along the I-70 corridor from Denver to Grand Junction. Vehicles must be running so the donor can drive to a prearranged exit along I-70 where a hauler can get to the vehicle.
Vehicles are accepted in the Colorado Springs metro area Including Fountain, Security, Woodland Park and Monument. Due to auction restrictions, vehicles must be running in order to be sold at the Colorado Springs auction.
A Pueblo auction now services this area. Pick up can be arranged for vehicles in Pueblo, Pueblo West, Boone, Vineland and surrounding areas. Vehicles can also be accepted from Walsenburg and Trinidad - however, the vehicles must be in running or drivable condition.
Donations are accepted contingent upon evaluation by a Grand Junction dealer who evaluates the vehicle for saleability. Upon approval, the donation is accepted. Not all vehicles have to be running, but a vehicle must have value so it can be sold.