Last Call – With A Bullet – For 2009 Clunker Tax Write-Off Says Vehicle Donation Processing Center

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Scrub out the old — that old clunker in the driveway for example — and ring in the new, says the Vehicle Donation Center’s cofounder, Harvard E. “Pete” Palmer, Jr., while the 2009 tax write off still applies. Click send on this car donation free pick-up form or call live operators by midnight December, 31, and itemizing taxpayers qualify for the 2009 tax write off for car donations. And that’s not all the good stuff that happens to those who donate a car by year-end – the Vehicle Donation Center will hook them up with a deluxe Vegas hotel (or 37 other swell spots). Clean up financially.

Clean up the leaking mess in your driveway. Help charity — then party down on the company’s dime.

For those who think “donate car” right now; life will be merrier come April 15th because they acted before year’s end to secure that 2009 deduction.

The Vehicle Donation Center’s specially trained car donation telephone operators tell horror stories about nice folks who perhaps heard a radio jingle or called an online advertisement and waited through an endless phone tree, only to be told, “Oh, your car does not run? Sorry, we cannot help you”. The Vehicle Donation Processing Center operator can help right away. The company sends out a tow truck, generally the same or next day — so that a kind soul is able to donate a car, just like she or he wanted, without further delay. Car donation hassle stories can get even worse than that. How about the many cases where a charitably oriented person called one of the “donate car” companies that require the ownership title be mailed in to the vehicle donation company, before they even start processing the car donation? These nice people want to donate a car and help their charity so that is what they did but then two weeks goes by and they have still heard nothing at all so they call again and wait in the phone tree again, then wait for someone who can actually talk to them (likely 15 minutes or more) and then all too many times they are told that the company has no record of receiving the title in the mail.

Next step, this already put upon citizen must call the state where they live and get a duplicate title issued. By the time people in this situation finally call the Vehicle Donation Processing Center they are months into a hassle filled project that was then completed in two additional days by this experienced company. In some states the Vehicle Donation Center can even process auto donations without asking donors to go to the trouble of replacing a lost title — or of course, just call the Center in the first place to get that car donation completed quickly — like over 800,000 happy car donors have since the Vehicle Donation Processing Center Inc. was founded in 1996.

When a company makes claims about being able to do things for its customers that its competitors will not do (as the Vehicle Donation Center is certainly doing here) one has a right to be skeptical — perhaps even an obligation to be questioning — especially when benefits to a charity are involved. Fair enough. So how can this company accept virtually all vehicles, running or not, as a vehicle donation to one of over 400 charities, while many, if not most companies in the field turn down so many of the cars that are offered to them and put these other obstacles in the path of prospective car donors? Not really a surprise — it comes down to money and hard work…. The Vehicle Donation Processing Center has been helping donors and charities for over 13 years now through dedication to making it easy for anyone who wants to donate a car and, equally important, getting the most money possible back to the charity so they can execute their important missions ($60 million net for charitable missions, so far). The Vehicle Donation Processing Center guarantees the charity will not lose a dime either in the aggregate or on any individual car — even if there is paid advertising that does not work out, the Vehicle Donation Center pays that ad bill, the tow bill and every bill and eats the loss, itself.

So here it is — last call (with a bullet) to get rid a junk car in time to get a 2009 auto donation tax deduction. Why say “with a bullet?” That is the free hotel stay for crying out loud! Three days, two nights, in Las Vegas or 37 more great locations. Of course there is restrictions/minor charge and sorry, no airfare — download the PDF for all the details. One detail not included is that one must reduce the car donation tax write off by the technical value of the free hotel, car donation certificate, which is $37.50. (Don’t worry about it; you get paperwork from the Vehicle Donation Center describing your tax write off and how to handle the free hotel part.)

The really important thing, again, act now: help charity, clean up your driveway, get your 2009 tax deduction, get your free hotel — by calling 800 553 3018 or visit to “donate car” prior to midnight, December 31st.


Stacey Wong