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An Organized Method for Giving Used Items to Charity for Tax Purposes!
When I donate used items such as clothing to Goodwill or other charities,I always post a list of each item as it goes in the collected bags and then tape the list to said bag and the next morning when I set the bags out,I collect the list and keep them together with the tape and an address of the charity and it's name and the date given. This procedure has helped me when the charity [very rarely] forgets to give an accounting sheet with their logo for income tax purposes. It also helps ...
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