Tax Deduction For Your Donations
(A Short Guide)
YOU’LL RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION RECEIPT WHEN WE COLLECT YOUR DONATION ON BEHALF OF OUR CHARITIES
We’ll pick up your donations at your doorstep for free. You don’t even have to be home. Our professional and helpful drivers will leave a Tax Deduction receipt for you when they collect your donations on behalf of our charities.
RECOGNIZED 501(C)(19) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
Our charities are Government Certified Charitable Organizations under section 501(c) 19 of the Internal Revenue code. Pickup Please accepts your donated goods on their behalf and is authorized to leave you a tax receipt.
Tax Deduction Guidelines
Here are the general guidelines for donations of household goods and clothing. These guidelines are based on information obtained from the Internal Revenue Code and other sources (appropriate citations of IRS and Treasury Department documents are in parentheses). As with any tax-related information, an individual donor should always consult a tax professional to resolve questions regarding their particular donation. For further reference, consult the Internal Revenue Service website.
If an individual donates property they may deduct the property’s fair market value at the time of the donation, subject to the statutory limitations on such donations. Fair market value is defined as the price at which the property would change hands between a willing seller and a willing buyer. For property, it is generally held that fair market value is the price at which the item or a comparable item would be sold at retail (IRS Rev. Proc. 65-19, 1965-2 CB 1002). Further, the fair market value of used clothing and household items is the price that buyers of used items actually pay in used clothing stores (Treasury Department booklet, Your Federal Income Tax, 1993 edition, p.186).
Your donations of clothing and household items are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. After Pickup Please collects your donations, the driver will leave you a signed & dated tax receipt at the time of donation pickup. You can fill out the tax receipt based off what items you donated. The receipt is proof that we picked up a non cash donation from you on behalf of our charities.
If the donation is $250 or more, a written acknowledgment of the donation must be provided by the donee. In the case of our charities, the donation receipt fulfills this obligation.