https://www.edmunds.com/...car/does-charity-car-donation-still-make-sense- under-tougher-irs-rules.htmlDec 5, 2013 ... It's easy to donate a car to charity if all you want to do is get rid of it. Simply ... with the usual proviso that you should discuss these issues with your tax preparer before you act. .... "Although we take any car, about one-third go straight to salvage, i.e., junk. ... When my transmission went out I donated my car.