When making non-cash charitable contributions, most donors are aware of Form 8283. This form must be filed as a part of the taxpayer’s 1040 if the taxpayer made non-cash charitable contributions of $500 or more during the year. This form includes information about the recipient organization and a summary of the items that were contributed.
Form 8283 has sometimes been utilized by the taxpayer as acknowledgement from the recipient organization. However, this is not the intent of Form 8283 and the IRS does not consider a completed Form 8283 as proper acknowledgement.
Less well known is Form 8282, Donor Information Return. This return is completed by the recipient organization and sent to the IRS Service Center in Ogden, UT. In addition, a copy Read more