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​Include Your Columbus Car Donation on Your 2016 Tax Deductions

The deadline for 2016 tax deductions is near. Make sure your Columbus car donation counts.

The holidays are an exciting time for all of us, but there is an extra special magic here in the Midwest. The falling temperatures and breathtaking snow are enough to captivate anyone's attention. The spirit of the holiday is all encompassing. From schools closing for winter break to the local radio stations playing Christmas music. So if you've completely forgotten about tax season, you are not alone. Here are some reminders to make sure you don't miss any important deadlines or opportunities.

You have until December 31st, 2016 to claim an itemized deduction for a charitable contribution.

If you were hoping to add some deductions to your tax filing for 2016, you only have a little bit of time to make that happen. Making a charitable contribution, like donating a vehicle to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, is a great way to get this done. We have found that some donated vehicles end up being worth more as a tax-deduction than if privately sold. Meet the deadline with ease—Volunteers of America offers a same-day, free tow. All you have to do is make the decision to give. We handle the rest.

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Your tax deductible charitable contribution benefits Columbus, Ohio.

The best part about donating your car, truck, boat, motorcycle or RV to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is that you get to reap the benefits and help others at the same time. Your tax deduction will be comfortable on your wallet and go to support programs like:

  • Education, shelter and meal programs
  • Treatment programs, emergency housing, and employment opportunities for veterans.
  • Supportive, reentry programs for helping the homeless off the street and into society.

Columbus car donation in 2016 gives you a head start on New Year's Resolutions

Instead of waiting until January 1 to get started on becoming a better you, get started today. Time Magazine lists "helping others" as one of it's Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year's Resolutions. The largest reason for the fall back? Time. Donating your car to Volunteers of America not only lets you help others in your community, but it's fast, easy, and costs you nothing. Make this a resolution you can't break by donating your car.

You checked off your holiday gift giving list and now it's time to look onward to 2017. Meet your tax deadline and keep your promise to yourself by donating your car today.

Please contact the Car Donation & Auction office if you have any questions about donating your vehicle.