If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you are entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your Goodwill donations.
Federal law permits Goodwill donors to claim tax deductions for many financial contributions and for donated clothing and household goods in good, used condition or better.
If you’re unsure whether your item qualifies for a tax deduction, then consider this: if you would give it to a relative or friend, then the item is most likely in good condition and is appropriate to donate.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires donors to value their items. To help guide you, we have compiled a suggested list with price ranges for items commonly sold in Goodwill stores. Click on Estimated Values. Assume the items are in good condition, and remember—prices are only estimated values.
At Goodwill, we want people to give as much thought to where they donate their clothes as they would to where they donate their money. Donors should give to charities they know and trust and that will make the most of their donations.
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