All right... how do I write off clothing donations?
We are decluttering our closets AND our basement (woo hoo!), and in the process have been accumulating an enormous pile of clothing and household items to donate. For the first time, we want to consider trying to get a tax deduction for them. The problem is that I just can't figure out how to document the donations, even though I've spent hours reading about the topic on the internet. It sounds like the IRS rules have changed, and I just can't make heads or tails of it.
So... I was hoping you decluttering experts could help me out and tell me how you all approach this process. How do you write the list of items and what kind of receipt do you ask for?
I appreciate your advice so much! Once I have it, the piles can finally go to the thrift store. :)