Salvation Army Tax Deduction Tips: Donation Guidelines, Lists, & Limits

August 13, 2017

https://www.mightytaxes.com/salvation-army-tax-deduction/

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In a pinch, you can also use a credit card statement as proof of your donation. Other good rules to keep in mind include the following:

  • Donations of goods under $250 do not require a receipt; this means if you drop off clothing, books, or shoes to a tax-exempt organization’s collection box, you can still deduct that donation, even without a receipt, if the value of those items is less than $250
  • Any donations to the Salvation Army or Goodwill between $251 and $500 require a receipt
  • Donations valued between $500 but under $5000 need a receipt and a completed Form 8283, which explains how you got the item you are donating.
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