CarDonationCalculator.org (a program of SeriousGivers) helps potential charity car donors make better decisions about car donations. As we point out at CarDonationCalculator.org, the typical car donation program can produce a small percentage of a car’s value for the sponsoring charity.
A new book titled “Everything Is Bullshit” chooses charity car donation programs as one of its main topics. A recent post from the authors provided this commentary,
At best, the car donation tax write-off seems to be a mediocre means of incentivizing charitable giving. A high percentage of the money written off or “donated” goes to the fees associated with selling used cars. At worst, the tax write-off is feeding a mini bonanza in which private companies profit handsomely off mundane work while donors are misled into thinking they are working with charities.