Sunday, July 21, 2013

DONATING YOUR BOOK COLLECTION TO A CHARITY OR NON-PROFIT? HAVE IT APPRAISED FOR A TAX CREDIT IN ALL 50 STATES.

Donating your book collection to a charity or non-profit?
 
 
FORT PIERCE, Florida - Some of the largest privately-owned libraries are donated to charities and non-profit organizations nationwide every year. While some of the rare books are auctioned, most items are eventually sold in bulk. It seems a shame to see hard-to-find literature tossed into dollar bins but when you consider the windfalls to be had by those lucky and knowledgeable to acquire them, it all seems to even out. The St. Lucie Appraisal Company inventories and appraises book collections in all 50 states and prepares the Form 8283 necessary for IRS tax-deductions. Ask your accountant or CPA whether a donation of a large book collection makes financial sense. There are schools, museums and public libraries that will gladly accept books and other valuable items. Have questions? Feel free to write to contact@stlucieappraisal.net and we'll be glad to lend a helping hand.
 


The Grapes of Wrath
In 1939, John Steinbeck wrote the classic depression novel "The Grapes of Wrath" and even signed a good number of them as the years passed. A first printing, first edition signed copy with the dust jacket intact will fetch $1,000+ while even an unsigned first-first will bring half that amount. Holding such a book in your hands is sublime satisfaction but as all good things must come to an end, eventually it will belong to someone else. Obtaining a sizable deduction in your federal income tax will be part of your reward but more importantly, your donation ensures that important literary works will enrich the lives of others, many of whom are less fortunate than ourselves.


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