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If the receiving organization uses the vehicle then you can deduct the full fair market value.
ex: donate to a High School for their automotive shop class to use.


I'll second this. We have donated multiple older vehicles to our community college's vocational program for auto repair. They make the vehicle safe and provide job training, so we feel better about it than selling it to someone who perhaps can't afford the repairs. Blue Book has adjustments for condition and I'd be surprised if the IRS challenged its use as it is an independent source. Donating it is likely not the most advantageous in strictly financial terms, but it is easy, good for the community and as worry-free as it gets.
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