Ask an Instructor: Charitable Donations
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in Ask an Instructor
ISA members are invited to send in their questions on all things appraising and education to ISA's instructors. One of ISA's instructors will share answers on the ISA Now Blog. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: If a donor incurs expense to remove an article and make it available to a charitable organization, is that expense considered part of the donation? Or if a donor pays for shipping of the item to the charitable organization, is that expense considered part of the donation?
Answer: Unfortunately, no. These expenses cannot be included in the item's fair market value. There may be another way to write off these expenses, but that is a question for an accountant to answer.
- Meredith Meuwly, ISA CAPP
Director of Education