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If you run an Internet research on car contribution plans, you'll get hundreds of strikes f...
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Do you have a interesting question to ask Peace Corps about something that may or may not be in their records?
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Filing is a request is dead simple:
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As a means to raise funds or even to present themselves with no-cost cars to simply help operate their programs a huge selection of charities have begun to look at car contribution programs. But instead than managing the car donation programs themselves, they'll frequently turn to fundraising companies to really manage the auctioning and donation of the cars. And that policy could mean a problem for you personally.
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== Thinking about your request ==
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If you run an Internet search on car donation programs, you'll get a huge selection of hits from fundraisers who declare that they'll let you choose from among several charities to which the earnings of your cars purchase, of not the car itself, will go. And they will give the paperwork to you you have to declare your car gift as a charitable deduction on your own IRS return.
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*Try to request things you know exist
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*Remember you can resubmit more requests at any time
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Taking Advice From The GOVERNMENT
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== Formatting your request ==
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Nevertheless the IRS it self, recently, has become frightened at the proliferation of car gift programs run by fundraisers which wind up keeping the bulk of the profits they receive for donated vehicles. The IRS recommends that it you are considering any of the car gift plans, you contact the people running it and get yourself a clear answer concerning whether they are charity officials, or private party working for the charity.
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The following is a simple version:
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Find out just what they want to do with the car you donate, if you find that they are an exclusive party running the car contribution programs of a few charities. Will the automobile be given and fixed to the charity to help in its work? Or do the fundraisers want to auction the car off and if so, how much of the proceeds will go to the fundraisers, and how much to the charity? For more information see on Car Donation Services.  
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<blockquote> Dear FOIA Officer,<br>
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This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).<br>
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I am requesting the following information:<br>
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Car contribution programs which cannot, or won't, give you clear solutions to these questions are not those on which you can depend to see that your ca, or the money it brings gets, to the charity of one's choosing. And if the charity does not immediately receive the car or its value, you do not have the right as a deduction to maintain the value of the car.
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From Peace Corps Headquarters:<br>
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Reliable car contribution plans greatly simplify the method of connecting you with a charity that'll reap the benefits of your present. But its your duty to research the various car gift plans in you place and ensure that just as much a possible of your vehicles value will soon be channeled to the charity, and that the charity itself is one recognized by the IRS. Usually, your well-intended car contribution may turn into a real problem at tax time, when you try to just take an unwarranted deduction! [http://www.ifundy.com/ how to raise money online]
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1. Under the current administration......<br>
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2. Please send any correspondence concerning this issue including email, memos, and letters.....<br>
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3. (additional details)<br>
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An electronic fulfillment of this request would be ideal for both parties. You are welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have in fulfilling this request. Please let me know if the charges exceed $100 before continuing.
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Thank you,<br>
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== Getting the nerve to send it ==
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It's as easy as clicking the send button on your email program [email protected] call them if you don't get a response (202) 692- 2167
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== If they still don't respond ==
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Try to appeal based on time (very common)
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(Title email with assigned FOIA # issued by Peace Corps FOIA office)
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Example: FOIA Appeal #10-000
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Dear FOIA,
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This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552.
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It has been WELL over 20 business days since my request was received
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by your agency on (Date Received). This period clearly exceeds the 20
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days provided by the statute, thus I deem my request denied.  A copy
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of my correspondence and the email form showing receipt by your office
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with be forwarded.
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The information which I have requested is clearly releasable under
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FOIA and in my opinion, may not validly be protected by any of the
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Act’s exemptions. I trust that upon re-consideration, you will reverse
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the decision denying me access to this material and grant my original
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As I have made this request in the capacity of a (scholar/news service/interested member of public/etc) and this
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information is of timely value, I would appreciate your expediting the
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consideration of my appeal in every way possible.
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Thank you for your assistance.
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Regards,
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(Your name and contact info)
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==If they STILL don't respond==
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This has happened too... now it's time to go the your congressman. Drop us a line at PCW we maybe able to help info (at) peacecorpswiki (dot) org
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Latest revision as of 13:09, 22 April 2013

If you run an Internet research on car contribution plans, you'll get hundreds of strikes f...

As a means to raise funds or even to present themselves with no-cost cars to simply help operate their programs a huge selection of charities have begun to look at car contribution programs. But instead than managing the car donation programs themselves, they'll frequently turn to fundraising companies to really manage the auctioning and donation of the cars. And that policy could mean a problem for you personally.

If you run an Internet search on car donation programs, you'll get a huge selection of hits from fundraisers who declare that they'll let you choose from among several charities to which the earnings of your cars purchase, of not the car itself, will go. And they will give the paperwork to you you have to declare your car gift as a charitable deduction on your own IRS return.

Taking Advice From The GOVERNMENT

Nevertheless the IRS it self, recently, has become frightened at the proliferation of car gift programs run by fundraisers which wind up keeping the bulk of the profits they receive for donated vehicles. The IRS recommends that it you are considering any of the car gift plans, you contact the people running it and get yourself a clear answer concerning whether they are charity officials, or private party working for the charity.

Find out just what they want to do with the car you donate, if you find that they are an exclusive party running the car contribution programs of a few charities. Will the automobile be given and fixed to the charity to help in its work? Or do the fundraisers want to auction the car off and if so, how much of the proceeds will go to the fundraisers, and how much to the charity? For more information see on Car Donation Services.

Car contribution programs which cannot, or won't, give you clear solutions to these questions are not those on which you can depend to see that your ca, or the money it brings gets, to the charity of one's choosing. And if the charity does not immediately receive the car or its value, you do not have the right as a deduction to maintain the value of the car.

Reliable car contribution plans greatly simplify the method of connecting you with a charity that'll reap the benefits of your present. But its your duty to research the various car gift plans in you place and ensure that just as much a possible of your vehicles value will soon be channeled to the charity, and that the charity itself is one recognized by the IRS. Usually, your well-intended car contribution may turn into a real problem at tax time, when you try to just take an unwarranted deduction! how to raise money online

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