Donors who itemize their tax returns are entitled to make a "fair market value" deduction from their federal income tax. The Robin Hood Project cannot provide donors with a value for their goods (non-cash) donations. Donors are required by federal law to place their own value on donated items.
Please note that under the Pension Reform Act of 2006: Donated items must be in good condition in order to claim a deduction, and a qualified appraisal must accompany claims greater than $500. The law does not define "good condition," and the IRS says the responsibility of defining the condition and value of the items is the responsibility of the donor.
To determine the fair market value for your donations, we recommend that you obtain IRS publications 526 and 561 or visit the IRS website at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p561.pdf