The British Transportation Museum (BTM) is the only museum in the US dedicated to preserving our British motoring heritage through education and vehicle preservation. BTM is a 501c3 non-profit charity located in Dayton, Ohio committed to fostering learning, appreciation, insight and a useful understanding of the role of British transportation vehicles in American life. This involves the collection and preservation of vehicles, parts, photographs, memorabilia, books and any articles that illustrate British modes of transportation and presenting such items in an educational mode. The Museum reaches out to the community with historical programming, exhibits, classes, automotive events and other activities for all ages.
Currently BTM is in the early stages of renovating their new building in downtown Dayton that has allowed it to pull its current collection of 49+ vehicles and 15+ bicycles together. Additionally, the Museum has a display area for British Transportation vehicles, memorabilia, library, and art gallery. In the future, conference rooms will allow for the sharing of technical, historical, and cultural knowledge to keep this heritage alive.
Because of the generosity of people like you, BTM can continue to share their cultural knowledge to keep this British Automobile tradition alive. Your gift makes it possible for us to remain active in the Dayton community and foster learning, appreciation, and understanding of the role of British transportation vehicles in American life.
Many options for financial support are available. If you choose to make an outright gift, register for an event, or honor a friend with a gift in their name our BTM Staff is here to support you in the process. While physical donations are accepted, it is important that they complement the Museum's current collection in terms of uniqueness and condition. Please contact Pete Stroble with questions or to arrange a meeting at email@example.com or 1-937-546-0039.
Learn more about the tax benefits you may be eligible for when you make a donation to the British Transportation Museum (BTM) by reading our answers to the questions below.
If you have a question about a specific donation you have made, please contact BTM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is some general information about BTM that may help you:
BTM is a 501(c)(3) educational charity organization
Receipts for donations made directly to BTM can be obtained by contacting Pete Stroble at email@example.com
Can I deduct my donation to BTM on my income taxes?
If you itemize your deductions, you may be able to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations. Only donations actually made before the close of the tax year would be eligible.
We suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant or visit the IRS website for more information.
I did professional labor in the form of automotive work, construction, accounting or something similar for BTM and did not charge. Can I deduct the value of my labor on my taxes?
Generally, you can't deduct your labor, but you can deduct any expenses you incur. We suggest you call your tax adviser or accountant or see the section titled "Contributions You Can't Deduct" in the IRS Publication 526: Charitable Contributions.
My daughter or son gave to BTM but he or she is not going to itemize their taxes. Can I use her donation on my taxes?
We suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant or visit www.irs.gov.
I made a donation the last week of December, and I was given a receipt for the following year. Can I still write off that donation on my tax return for the previous year?
If the check had a date of last year and you itemize your deductions, you may be able to deduct your donation. We suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant or visit the IRS website for more information.
I donated an item to BTM and I got a receipt, but it did not have a dollar amount on it. Can you give me one with the amount on it?
BTM cannot assign a value to non-monetary gifts. It is up to the donor to determine the value for tax purposes. It is strongly recommended that an independent appraisal be made on vehicles and items valued over $5000. BTM can help find a local accredited appraiser if you are having some difficulty. We suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant or visit the IRS website for more information.
What documentation is provided when I donate a vehicle?
For vehicle donations, BTM provides a letter of "Thanks", a "Certificate of Gift" document (National Assoc. of Auto Museums form), and IRS forms 8283 and 1098-C. The museum also keeps a copy in their files.
IRA Qualified Charitable Donation’s:
An IRA "Qualified Charitable Donation" can be made to BTM tax and penalty free. Additionally, it can count as an "Annual Required Minimum Distribution" if desired and is a charitable tax deduction.
Is BTM a 501(c)(3)?
Can I get a copy of BTM’s 501(c)(3) letter?
Yes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.