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How much can I claim for a clothing donation without an itemized receipt

  • What type of other records do you have to support what was donated?
  • You will need to try and accurately come up with the value of what was donated. Do you have any documentation at all for your donations? I found this online-

    "One of the itemized deductions allowed by the IRS is for donations, including clothing, made to qualifying charitable organizations. To claim itemized deductions, you have to forgo the standard deduction, so you should only claim itemized deductions if their total value exceeds the amount of the standard deduction. To claim a deduction for clothing, you must accurately value your donation and file Schedule A with your tax return. If the donations are worth more than $500, you are also required to file Form 8283"

    Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_6158136_claim-clothing-donations.html#ixzz2nxgaIwQ2

anita_bakerĀ  Sorry you are having an issue with your deductions.

Donations of non-cash items totaling $500 or less require that you retain documentation that proves the value of the items.

Donations totaling more than $500 require you to fill out Form 8283 and attach it to your return. On this form you have to describe each item over $500 that you donated, identify the recipient, and provide information about the value of the item, including your cost or adjusted basis.

Or you can use ItsDeductible, a free TurboTax product that helps you track and report your donations of non-cash items, then import them onto the correct form in your tax return.

Hope this helps.

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