Your Guide to Donating a Motorcycle to Charity

Donating a motorcycle to charity is not only easy, but it can benefit one of our great charitable organizations. We know that, as a vehicle donors, you have a lot of choices on where to donate your car or motorcycle to. Car Donation Wizard makes a pledge to its donors to only work with nonprofit organizations that have your best intentions in mind. All of our charity partners are 501(3)(c) recognized, meaning that your motorcycle donation is eligible for a tax deduction. We also work closely with each and every charity to ensure that the proceeds from your vehicle donation go towards supporting the amazing causes and missions you know our charity partners for. Our vehicle donation experts are standing by to help you with any questions about how to donate a motorcycle today – call us at 877-957-2277. We can help maximize your motorcycle donation to charity today!

What information do you need to donate your motorcycle today?

Here’s a list that can help us:

  • What is the year of your motorcycle?
  • What is the make of your motorcycle?
  • What is the model type of your motorcycle?
  • How many miles does your motorcycle have on it?
  • What is the current condition of the motorcycle?
  • Do you know the estimated value of your motorcycle? If so, what is it?
  • Can you drop off your motorcycle to a facility for us?

Motorcycles that have been donated to charity:

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Donated Motorcycle from Chicago, Illinois

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Donated Motorcycle from North Carolina

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6 Tax Tips for Donating a Motorcycle to Charity

Car Donation Wizard wants donors to know that donating your motorcycle to charity not only helps the organization fund worthwhile research and activities, but you also may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for your charitable contribution. Here are some motorcycle donation tax tips:

1) Make sure the charity is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions. The most common types of qualified organizations are section 501(c)(3) organizations, such as charitable, educational, or religious organizations. Visit to search for registered charities.

Car Donation Wizard only works with esteemed, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

2) Be sure that you get a receipt from the charity for your motorcycle donation. You must obtain a written acknowledgment from the charity if the total deduction you are claiming for a donated motorcycleis $250 or more.

Car Donation Wizard mails a tax receipt for your records following the sale of your vehicle.

3) The IRS will only allow a deduction for the fair market value of the motorcycle.

This can be found on the tax receipt mailed to you for your donation.

4) If the motorcycle is worth more than $500, the donor must complete Section A of IRS Form 8283 and attach it to their tax return.

5) If the motorcycle is worth $5,000 or more, an independent appraisal is necessary. The donor must also fill out Section B of IRS Form 8283. Take pictures of the motorcycle and save receipts for new tires or other upgrades to verify its value.

6) Always consult your tax adviser or the IRS for more information about how you can claim charitable deductions. The IRS can answer your tax questions and can provide tax forms, publications, and other reading materials for further assistance. IRS materials are accessible through the Internet at, through telephone ordering at (800) 829-3676, and at IRS walk-in offices in many areas across the country.