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I'm going to donate my old car to charity. But when? I have a substantial stock market loss to write off this year. Maybe I should wait with the deduction for the car until after Jan 1?

How much of the stock loss can I use? Is there a limit, $3000?

Sorry maybe these questions are so naive that you don't know where to begin. I've only been at all of this financial stuff for less than two years, and last year I hired an accountant who managed to miss listing me as "Head of Household" even though I gave him all the pertinent info. Good thing I knew better (from Motley Fool and IRS documents online) and took the return back and made him redo it. Charged a forture too. So I'm looking for a new tax person, but in the meantime, do I give the car away now, or wait (Kelley Blue Book $3500 or so).

Can anyone help?

Thanks, R
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