Here are seven items you can donate to help save space and perhaps earn you a tax deduction for 2012.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, December 28, 2012
by Elaine Armstrong Taxpayers looking to claim a deduction for charitable donations only have 10 days left to give before the end of the 2012 tax year. Goodwill of North Georgia is preparing for what will be its busiest donation rush of the year. We always receive our heaviest volume of donations from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31. Last year we received more than 87,000 donations during the last week of the year. The organization has more than 100 locations where you can drop off items. Making a donation can help families de-clutter items they’ve accumulated during the year and make room for new things they received for Christmas. When you give items in good used condition or better to the nonprofit, your donations may be claimed as a deduction on …
Coupons can help you stretch your budget for donations to food pantries and other charitable organizations.
I really do get it - some people simply have no need for coupons for their household. I honestly hear you when you tell me that. You make your own food. You’re too brand loyal. You shop exclusively at local markets. You don’t have pets. You really, really, really don’t buy packaged food no matter how much I want to think everyone does. You just don’t need the hassle. Got it! However, there is another way to use coupons that involves neither filling your own refrigerator nor buying things you would never use in quantities you don’t need. If you watch sales carefully or follow certain blogs or websites, you can use coupons to buy items for donation to your local food banks, to relief efforts in the United States or outside the country, to …