You can track your giving to Goodwill 24/7 using our state-of-the-art I-Donate technology. Goodwill is an IRS-approved 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. As such, you can claim a tax deduction for items that are donated in good condition. Lost a receipt? No problem!
Note: To access your giving history, you must have inputted your donation into Goodwill’s kiosk at the time you donated. Applies to material goods donations at Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia sites, only.Find or Reprint a Donation Receipt
Here are some important things you need to know
- Per IRS Publication 561, all nonprofit organizations are prohibited from assigning values to material donations. That means it’s the donor’s responsibility to determine the item’s fair market value. Keep an itemized list of your donations.
- When you drop your donations at Goodwill, be sure to take a receipt from the computerized donation kiosk. Our donation attendants can assist you with this. Hold onto this receipt as it is proof of your donation and may be needed at tax time. It’s also a good idea to attach your itemized list to it.
- The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to value your donation when filing your tax return. Get started using this donation valuation guide compliments of the DC Goodwill which features estimates for the most commonly donated items. https://dcgoodwill.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/dcgoodwill-irs-donation-value-guideweb.pdf
- If you lose your donation receipt, you can produce a duplicate using our I-Donate technology.
- Do your homework and always consult a tax accountant if you have questions about your deduction.
More IRS guidelines for charitable contributions can be found at www.irs.gov.The information contained on this website does not constitute legal advice or tax advice. Its authors make no claims about its accuracy, completeness, or up-to-date character. The material on this website is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding U.S. federal tax-related penalties, or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matter addressed herein.