Charitable organizations that provide valuation charts similar to the Goodwill chart include the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and The Salvation Army. Smaller organizations such as The ReUse People of America, Bay Area Rescue Mission and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul also publish valuation charts.Continue Reading
Valuation charts help donors estimate the value of their donated items for tax purposes. Most valuation charts list a price range for each item rather than a set price. Donors are expected to select the correct donation amount based on the age, quality and the original cost of the item. Organizations usually create their lists based on recommendations from the Internal Revenue Service Publication 561.
Individual charts are based on the items that the individual organization accepts. The Salvation Army's chart is similar to Goodwill's chart. It includes seven different product categories such as appliances, household goods and women's clothing. The valuation chart from the Bay Area Rescue Mission lists values for donated clothing, furniture and appliances.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells used furniture and home goods, provides estimated values for goods such as paint, wallpaper and lighting fixtures. The ReUse People of America estimates the value of donated homes by square food and location.Learn more about Business & Finance