- Jamie Beasley, Executive Director
- Mike Campbell, Car Flow Manager
Tax Deduction Calculation
With most car donation programs, donors get a wholesale value of the car for their tax deduction. With Working Wheels, donors are often able to claim the retail value.
Most organizations that solicit car donations do not use those vehicles to carry out their mission. But rather, they accept vehicles, contract with a third party business to sell them in the wholesale market, and receive only a portion of the proceeds to fund their organization. The sales price (in the wholesale market) of the donated car is reported back to the donor as the value of the tax deduction for IRS purposes.
At Working Wheels, many of the vehicles donated to us are repaired and placed with people who need them – this is our mission! When this happens, the donor is able to claim a tax deduction equal to the retail value of the car. Cars that are in good condition, but not used as program cars, are repaired and sold in a retail setting – also bringing fair market value to the donor as a tax deduction.
There are some cars that we are not able to repair. These cars are used as ‘organ donors’ – providing vital parts for other vehicles that will be repaired. In some cases, vehicles that are beyond repair are sold in the wholesale market to create proceeds to support our mission.
Board of Directors
Caroline Craig Proctor, Chair
Manager, Elemental Health LLC
By partnering with Working Wheels I can make a direct difference for the better in the lives of people in my community. Getting cars back to work that can carry people to work seems like an effective and efficient path to greater sustainability for families and communities. It is an investment in the moment that leads to a brighter and easier future. That is my definition of blessing, and I’m grateful to be a part of such a winning partnership.”
Neil Leach, Vice Chair
I am sold on the mission! It is a smart and caring operation delivering donated cars to people in need in our community.”
Julie Mayfield, Secretary
Asheville City Council Member, Co-Director of MountainTrue
I believe in Working Wheels because it changes people’s lives, enabling them to achieve economic, academic, and social success. Asheville is still a hard place to live a life of opportunity without a car, and Working Wheels gives people that chance.”
Michael Dulion, Treasurer
Principal, Dulion Consulting Group
I am involved with Working Wheels because I see transportation as a critical need for working people in America and Working Wheels is the best program I have found that fills that need locally.
Owner and Manager at The Organic Mechanic
Donating time and repair labor to Working Wheels allows our company to make a direct impact on the lives of community members who struggle to hold a job without a reliable way to get there.”
Asheville City Council Member
Working Wheels is based on a proven, successful model that allows people to earn reliable transportation with a modest investment; this is a win-win for donors and recipients.”