tax benefits of donation?

Gregory Zolnerowich gregz at OZNET.KSU.EDU
Mon Feb 14 08:16:38 CST 2005

Hi Folks,

I have an alum who wants to donate a few thousand insect specimens to
our collection. He's interested in any potential tax benefits. I
don't want to be his tax advisor, and recall a fellow from the IRS
who addressed the issue of declaring a value of donated specimens for
tax purposes at an Entomological Collections Network  meeting some
years ago. He wasn't very keen on assigning value to specimens.

Do folks still use a standard "per specimen deduction" for specimens
that they donate?


Greg Zolnerowich
Gregory Zolnerowich
Dept. of Entomology
123 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-4004

phone 785-532-3799

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