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Construction Equipment Donations

From tax breaks to supporting those in need, donating heavy machinery may be a great option for your business

Donate Your Heavy Construction Equipment

People are often familiar with the idea of donating a used car to charity rather than selling it. However, did you know that you can also donate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, and tractors? If you are considering getting rid of any heavy equipment from a business, donation is a great way to gain a tax deduction and to gain credit in the publics eye for your company’s generosity.

Heavy equipment tends to last a long time, so many companies wait years before they replace these vehicles. By the time they are ready to buy new equipment, the old equipment may be difficult to get rid of in a private sale. Auction companies may sell your heavy equipment but you may not receive much in cash after the commissions and fees are deducted.

It Only Takes A Few Minutes to Donate!

With Cars With Causes, donating your heavy construction equipment is not a complicated process. When you extend your helping hand, we show you our appreciation and gratitude by making it easy for you to donate and by allowing you to enjoy a satisfying giving experience. Find out what we mean in our simple three-step donation process.

Step 1: Preparing for the Process
Contacting us is the only step you’ll be doing, and you can do this either through a phone call or by filling out our online form. You only need to provide us a few basic details regarding your heavy equipment, as well as your personal contact information. We’ll call you back shortly to set a date, time, and place of your preference for your FREE pickup.

Step 2: We Collect Your Equipment
On the day of towing, be sure that you’ve already removed every personal possession you have from your construction equipment. Also, have your title ready, since it’s part of the requirement in our construction equipment donation program. In case you’ve lost or misplaced it, just let us know so we can assist you in obtaining a duplicate copy.

We’ll issue you a towing receipt before we take your heavy equipment. The receipt gives you the freedom to cancel your registration and insurance coverage.

Step 3: Get Your Tax-deductible Receipt
Once we have your donated equipment, we’ll send you your 100-percent tax-deductible sales receipt by mail or e-mail a few weeks later. You’ll need this receipt when you claim your tax deduction in the next tax season.

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Donate Your Construction Equipment Today

You can be the key that helps unlock the door of opportunity for someone today! As you partner with Cars With Causes, you are assisting us to give funds to social service agencies, non-profits, shelters, schools, individuals with special and educational needs including victims of crime, discrimination, those with physical challenges, financial challenges and more. Start the donation process today!

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Maximize Your Tax Deduction

By donating, you can share your passion for change and draw attention to those in need. In return, you receive a maximized tax deduction, and the comfort of knowing your donation sparked change and amelioration.

Construction equipment donations made to our charitable nonprofit organization are tax-deductible. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every situation is unique.

In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the equipment. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the total deduction claimed on the tax return exceeds $500, Form 8283 “Non-cash Charitable Contributions” must also be completed and attached.

Heavy Equipment Donations for Construction Professionals

Are you a contractor, manufacturer, retailer or wholesaler replacing your used construction equipment? Perhaps you’re upgrading, or you have construction equipment that is so old, it’s too expensive to repair? Consider donating your used heavy construction machinery to Cars With Causes. It’s a win-win, you can deduct the donation on your taxes, too.

The Types of Heavy Equipment You Can Donate

We accept any of the following types of used construction equipment (these are examples, we will accept any type of heavy equipment you want to donate):
Backhoes
Bobcats
Front-loaders
Tractors
ATVs
Cement mixers
Generators
Fork Lifts
Aerial Lifts
Dump Trucks
Skid Steers

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give..

Cars with Causes was started as a funding project for Giving Center (EIN# 46-1883892), an IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates nationwide. Giving Center was created to help bridge the gap between those in the community who have the means and wish to help, with those who are in dire need of a helping hand and a little grace. We have a team of professional transporters and in house volunteers with both the technical and legal experience to assist you in the donation of any type vehicle.

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