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Cell Phone Donation Information Essex Junction VT

There are currently well over 100 million cell phones in the United States. Millions of them are sitting in desks and closets, having been replaced by newer versions. Cell phones contain materials that are very toxic when they degrade, which is leading to an environmental problem. Many people know this, but aren't sure what to do with old cell phones. Well, you can donate a phone.

Harton & Associates Robert & Jeff
(802) 878-4458
57 River Rd
Essex Junction, VT
 
Associates In Accounting
(802) 878-9619
6 Pinecrest Dr
Essex Junction, VT
 
Lachance Susan CPA PC
(802) 878-7677
45 Logwood Cir
Essex Junction, VT
 
Kupiec Al & Associates
(802) 879-1509
58 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT
 
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(802) 863-9999
155 DORSET ST
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT

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(802) 288-8079
4 Carmichael St
Essex Junction, VT

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(802) 879-0683
187 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Alpha Omega Tax And Investment
(802) 878-6155
1 Market Pl Unit 22
Essex Junction, VT
 
Danaher Attig & Plante PLC
(802) 383-0399
150 Kennedy Drive
South Burlington, VT
 
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(802) 863-1040
20 Kimball Ave
South Burlington, VT
 
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Cell Phone Donation Information

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Whether you've picked up something new or just have an old cell phone, do you know you can donate it? Here's a primer on getting a tax deduction when you donate a phone.

There are currently well over 100 million cell phones in the United States. Millions of them are sitting in desks and closets, having been replaced by newer versions. Cell phones contain materials that are very toxic when they degrade, which is leading to an environmental problem. Many people know this, but aren't sure what to do with old cell phones. Well, you can donate a phone.

If you want a tax deduction when you donate a phone, you must donate it to a charitable organization. Legitimate charities are designated as 501(c)(3) organizations with the IRS, and will say as much in their paperwork. Most charities will accept just about anything if it can be converted into cash. You phone counts as such a thing.

When you donate a phone to a qualified charity, you can take a deduction. Generally, the deduction is the amount you paid for the phone reduced by 20 percent for each year of use. This is a general rule of thumb, so check with your tax professional to see if the IRS has issued any new guidelines. As always, make sure you get a receipt for the donation.

Before you charge ahead with your donation, make absolutely sure you've erased your data from the phone. Most manufacturers provide information on how to do this for particular models. Don't worry, it isn't difficult.

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