Donating to charity? Watch out for new appraisal regs
Abstract: If a person makes substantial noncash gifts to charity, it’s important to familiarize him- or herself with new requirements for qualified appraisals. Recently, the IRS finalized 10-year-old proposed regulations regarding substantiation and reporting requirements for charitable deductions. This article details the regs and discusses qualified appraisals. A brief sidebar explains who isn’t a qualified appraiser.