Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Contributing A Car To Charity

QUESTION 67: CONTRIBUTING A CAR TO CHARITY

I want to contribute my old car to a charity, and the charity says that they will write me a receipt - for tax deduction purposes - for the full 'book value' of the car. There are some major things wrong with the car, that makes its actual value less. Is there a problem in using this receipt on my taxes?

RABBI BELSKY

I don't think this is a problem because this is the standard the government uses. The government's rules are that you should use the book-value of the car, and all you are doing is following the rules specified by the government.


NEXT WEEK'S QUESTION 68: CHILDREN IN A MOTEL ROOM

Many, but perhaps not all, motels allow a maximum of four children with their parents in a room. Once when I was making a reservation for a motel, they asked me if there were any children staying with us, and I said there would be four children in our room. At the last minute, a fifth child wanted to come. When I arrived at the motel, am I obligated to say we have five children with us, even though this motel never explicitly told me that four children in a room is their limit? If I tell them about the fifth child, I run the risk that I might be talking to an employee who knows that I can't find another motel at this late time, and could use this as an excuse to make me take a second room.

Participate in the Honesty Forum, and discuss the issues we confront in this class!

Subscribe to Honesty and receive this class via e- mail.

Honesty Archives


Honesty, Copyright © 2002 by Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Shli"ta and Torah.org.


 


ARTICLES ON VAYIGASH AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Chanaukah Lights
Shlomo Katz - 5765

The Ultimate Pawn Shop
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

From the Mouth of a "Turned Off" Student
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Master Plan
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5763

Our Noble Mission
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Connecting with the Avos - One Foot in the Grave
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5765

ArtScroll

Dreaming in Real-Time
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5761

A Torah Perspective
Shlomo Katz - 5766

Miracles of Modesty
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5762

> Non Negotiable Part II
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5765

Before the Picture is Complete
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764

'Mehadrin' - An Understanding of the Concept
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

You Are Like Pharoah
Shlomo Katz - 5761

Waning or Waxing
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

Reading the Signs
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

Growing in Exile
Shlomo Katz - 5763



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information