I believe I have this 80% figured out although theres still some grey areas thus far based on researching a variety of tax websites and IRS's official page.
My situation is as follows.
Donating FIVE large black garage bags full of girl clothes (Shirts, foot wear, pants, belts, shorts, and hats) - all of which is fairly new and/or good condition. Same goes with TWO small totes of boy clothing.
I can't seem to find any "sample fill-ins" online regarding the 8283 form. The value is < $5,000.00 meaning I'll be only filling out Section A. I also know that I don't have any "single" items over $500.00 which means I won't need an appraisal (third-party valuation).
I've taken pictures of the bags, as well as the items that went into the bag.
Slightly confuse about a few things...
1.) Do I really need to fill out a line-item (itemize) of each clothing on a separate document of which I create? Wouldn't the photos be suffice?
2.) Is it better to give every bag to one organization or should I diversify among others? or this wouldn't make any difference at all?
3.) I'm only suppose to fill out "Part 1 - columns (a)(c)(d)(h)(i)" correct?
4.) Do you have any other tips when filling out this document?