How To Donate Furniture To Charities
Most people buy a new sofa and usually throw the old one out. But the old
sofa is probably still usable. Besides discarding the old sofa, people can
donate it to a charitable foundation. These foundations accept all types of
furniture, coffee tables, sofa, dinner tables and others. These furniture are especially critical to lower income families.
If you have
usable furniture or any house items that are no longer in need, please donate
them to a family who wants and needs them.
The donation steps are fairly easy:
Step 1 – Identify which household item you do not need and wish to
Step 2 – Contact your local charities or foundations that accept
furniture donations (see below for more information).
Step 3 – Schedule the pick-up. If the organization does not have pick
up, then you have to drop them off yourself.
Step 4 – Get a receipt for your donations from the charitable
organizations. Save the receipt for tax purposes.
Step 5 – Fill out Form 8283 on your taxes.
If your item is less than $250, keep your receipt, name of the charity
and descriptions for your item. If your item is between $250 and $500, get
an acknowledgement from the charity of your donations. If your item is more
than $500, get an acknowledgement from the charity and information on how
and when you purchased the item at the retail value.