Charitable Donations Appraisal Services


When it comes to charitable donations, it's essential to make informed decisions. Consider partnering with our team at Prestige Estate Services to obtain a professional appraisal report that ensures your donations are valued correctly for legal and financial purposes. 

Why Choose a Charitable Appraisal?

A charitable appraisal serves as a valuable tool for determining the accurate worth of your assets, providing you with a comprehensive assessment. We specialize in appraising a wide range of items, including clothing, furniture, electronics, antiques, heirlooms, and collectibles. Our appraisal reports are meticulously crafted and adhere to the highest industry standards, such as the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). These USPAP-compliant reports are recognized for various legal and financial requirements, including those related to charitable donation deductions.

The Importance of a Charitable Appraisal

For those considering donating an individual item or a group of items valued at $5,000 or more, a professional appraisal is mandatory to claim the donation on your taxes. After receiving the written appraisal, you have a 60-day window to complete the donation, ensuring compliance with IRS regulations. If you’ve already donated the items and didn’t have an appraisal done we still might be able to help you. Give us a call to discuss.

Large-Scale Estate Donations

Beyond individual donations, we specialize in helping you assess and donate entire estates. This includes not only common items like clothing and furniture but also demo-appraisals and FF& E appraisals which focus on fixtures, appliances, cabinets, and other assets typically associated with estate clear-outs. We collaborate with builders, contractors, and others seeking to efficiently clear house contents through donations.

The Financial Wisdom of Donation

While the primary motive behind charitable donations isn't profit, our professional appraisal services often make excellent financial sense. Many clients discover that fair-market appraisals enable them to claim more substantial deductions compared to what they might receive through mass liquidation.

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