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Tax Information

IRS Publication 561
>> This IRS guide helps donors determine the value of property.

IRS Publication 526
>> This IRS guide explains how to claim a deduction for your charitable donations.
 

How To Donate Furniture To Charities

Introduction

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.

 

Process

The donation steps are fairly easy:

Step 1 Identify which household item you do not need and wish to donate it.

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.

 

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