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Feeling overwhelmed by “stuff?” Unused and unwanted possessions tend to accumulate so much that it becomes an overwhelming burden when it’s time to move. In fact, the average U.S. household has 300,000 things. Imagine moving 300,000 things to another home. Even more concerning, the average American throws away more than 68 pounds of clothing per year, clogging up landfills at an alarming rate. And that is only clothing; consider everything else homeowners typically toss in the trash.
When you Donate, Shop, or Volunteer with us, you are helping Women and Men find Compassion and Hope in the middle of the crisis of an Unplanned Pregnancy and encouraging young people to make life changing pro-active life plans and goals. Donating your used items is better for the environment, your donations even help someone in need.
Before donating, take the condition of the item into consideration. Only donate items that are new, unused, or “gently used,” which means items that are in good condition, clean, and presentable. Do not donate items in disrepair that don’t work properly, are missing parts, or are ripped, torn, or stained. If you can’t use the item in its current state, neither can Repeat Boutique.
Check with your tax professional for advice, but know that donated items are usually tax deductible. If you want a tax deduction for donating used items, you need to get a donation receipt, and you’ll have to value your donations.
Make a list of all of the items you donate, and attach the receipt you receive from Repeat Boutique. Retain the receipt for your taxes. If you are audited by the IRS, you don’t have any way to prove you donated the items if you don’t have a receipt.
The value of the donated items depends on the item and its condition. Use the current fair market value to determine the valuation. Items must be in good condition or better for you to use the deduction. The IRS also offers a publication to help you better understand the guidelines for donating used items.