IRS Form 8283

IRS Form 8283

NonCash Charitable Contributions

If you claimed a deduction on your federal tax return and it was a contribution of property rather than cash, then you would use IRS form 8283.  This form, also called the Noncash Charitable Contributions form, is to be attached to your annual federal tax return, usually the IRS form 1040.

Individuals, partnerships and corporations can all use the IRS form 8283 with their annual tax return.  Here’s a direct link to the form.

Here are some of the things that count as noncash contributions, to entered as deductions on your tax return:

  • clothing if it’s very good condition.  same for household items
  • taxidermy property
  • easements on buildings in historic districts
  • non publicly traded stock
  • land
  • buildings
  • jewelry
  • books
  • paintings
  • coin collections
  • publicly traded securities
  • inventory (ordinary income property)
  • capital assets held for 1 year or less
  • qualified vehicle

You will have to know the Fair Market Value of your contribution.