Report your charitable contributions on lines 16 through 19 of Schedule A (Form 1040).
If you made noncash contributions, you may also be required to fill out parts of Form 8283. See Noncash contributions, later. taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229850
Enter your cash contributions, including out-of-pocket expenses, on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 16.taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229851
If you claim amounts paid for a student who lives with you, as described earlier under Expenses Paid for Student Living With You,
you must submit with your return:
- A copy of your agreement with the organization sponsoring the student placed in your household,
- A summary of the various items you paid to maintain the student, and
- A statement that gives:
- The date the student became a member of your household,
- The dates of his or her full-time attendance at school, and
- The name and location of the school.
Enter your noncash contributions on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 17.taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229853
If your total deduction for all noncash contributions for the year is over $500, you must complete Section A of Form 8283, and attach it to your Form 1040. However, do not complete Section A for items you must report on Section B. See Deduction over $5,000 for one item, next, for the items you must report on Section B.
The Internal Revenue Service can disallow your deduction for noncash charitable contributions if it is more than $500 and you do not submit a required Form 8283 with your return. taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229854
You must complete Section B of Form 8283 for each item or group of items for which you claim a deduction of over $5,000. (However, if you contributed certain publicly traded securities, complete Section A instead.) In figuring whether your deduction is over $5,000, combine the claimed deductions for all similar items donated to any charitable organization during the year. The organization that received the property must complete and sign Part IV of Section B. taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229855
If you donated a car, boat, airplane, or other vehicle, you may have to attach a copy of Form 1098-C (or other statement) to your return. For details, see Cars, Boats, and Airplanes, earlier.taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229856
You must include with your return a qualified appraisal of any single donated item of clothing or any donated household item that is not in good used condition or better and for which you deduct more than $500. See Clothing and Household Items, earlier.taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229857
If you claim a deduction for a qualified conservation contribution for an easement on the exterior of a building in a registered historic district, you must include a qualified appraisal, photographs, and certain other information with your return. See Qualified Conservation Contribution, earlier.taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229858
If you claim a deduction of more than $500,000 for a contribution of property, you must attach a qualified appraisal of the property to your return. This does not apply to contributions of cash, inventory, publicly traded stock, or intellectual property.
In figuring whether your deduction is over $500,000, combine the claimed deductions for all similar items donated to any charitable organization during the year.
If you do not attach the appraisal, you cannot deduct your contribution, unless your failure to attach it is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. taxmap/pubs/p526-007.htm#en_us_publink1000229859
If an organization, within 3 years after the date of receipt of a contribution of property for which it was required to sign a Form 8283, sells, exchanges, or otherwise disposes of the property, the organization must file an information return with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 8282, Donee Information Return, and send you a copy of the form. However, if you have informed the organization that the appraised value of the donated item, or a specific item within a group of similar items, is $500 or less, the organization is not required to make a report on its sale of that item. For this purpose, all shares of nonpublicly traded stock or securities, or items that form a set, are considered to be one item.