Get a tax deduction for the value of your real estate donation.

We'll contact you within 2-3 business hours to discuss your potential tax savings and deduction.

Join 100s of satisfied donors

Why donate real estate

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Eliminate the hassle

Get rid of your unwanted property with our simple donation process

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Avoid Capital Gains Tax

You'll avoid paying capital gains tax when you donate your property

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Receive a tax deduction

You'll get a tax deduction for the fair market value of your property

Save on your taxes

When you donate real estate to Kars4Kids, you'll get a tax deduction for the fair market value of your property. You can claim up to 30% of your income as tax deductions, and can carry over the unused balance for up to 5 years.

Appraised property value

Your tax deduction

Steps to donate


Tell us about your property

Submit the online form with some basic info about your property.


We'll review the property

We’ll run a standard review of the property to see if we can accept it.


Transfer and deduction

We take care of all paperwork & closing docs, you get a tax deduction.

How to claim your tax break

In order to claim your tax deduction, you'll need to provide the following items to the IRS

  • Receipt from Kars4Kids acknowledging the donation
  • IRS form 8283 completed by the donor, charity, and appraiser, if required
  • Appraisal, if the value is above $5k
  • If we sell the property within 3 years, you'll get an IRS form 8282

Frequently asked questions

The list is endless! You can donate a house, a mobile home, land, parking lots, non-developed property, buildings, commercial spaces, etc.
Yes, Kars4Kids can pay up your mortgage when you donate your property. Your donation will be considered a “bargain sale,” and your deduction will be reduced by what the charity paid.
The appraisal on the property you are donating needs to be dated 60 days before the donation or until you file taxes for that year.
No. You will receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the property.

Hear from our donors

Some of the hundreds of donors who've donated their real estate to Kars4Kids.

  • Donating relieved us of maintaining a property hundreds of miles from our home. We're delighted that the proceeds will be used for children. Thank you for all your hard work!
    " Bobby and Elizabeth Y. property donor - testimonialBobby & Elizabeth Y.Fayettville, North Carolina
  • My parents spent their whole lives trying to help other and I felt this was something I could do in their honor. They responded quickly and the process was extremely easy.
    " Shary E. property donor - testimonialShary E.Bokoshe, Oklahoma
  • I was unable to sell the property, which I inherited 6 years ago. I grew tired of paying taxes and up keep on the property. Donated it to Kars4Kids, so they could make use of it.
    " Fran L. property donor - testimonialFran L.Clinton, Michigan
  • I have been looking for a not-for-profit who could benefit from the two lots.

    With Kars4Kids, I found the entire process to be efficient and rewarding.
    " Barry J. property donor - testimonialBarry J.Sebring, Florida
  • With very little difficulty Kars4Kids made the arrangements & closed on the lot.

    It’s our blessing to give a little back to children.
    " Larry & Dorothy M. property donor - testimonialLarry & Dorothy M.White, Georgia
  • I was unable to sell the home for a profit after repairs. Donating this out of state home was easy. Kars4Kids is an organized machine, the process moved quickly.
    " Samuel T. property donor - testimonialSamuel T.Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Kars4Kids was professional and stayed in communication with us throughout the process.
    Thank you all again for all you did to make this so easy for us.
    " Dianne N. property donor - testimonialDianne N.West Columbia, South Carolina
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