Builders & Remodelers: The Benefits of Working with Green Donation Consultants
Deconstruction is the process of carefully and selectively disassembling a building to repurpose and reuse its materials. A green construction method, deconstruction provides an environmentally sustainable alternative to demolition.
When salvaged materials are donated to a 501(c)3 charity, their fair market value can be deducted from the donor’s taxable income. In some instances, deconstruction costs may be deductible as well. Deconstruction is growing in popularity due to its potential tax benefits coupled with city- and state-level legislation mandating more environmentally friendly demolition methods.
In business since 2005, Green Donation Consultants is the nation’s foremost consulting firm in the building deconstruction industry. We specialize in IRS-compliant appraisals of the fair market value of donated materials. (Appraisals of donated materials valued at more than $5,000 are required by the IRS.)
Working with Green Donation Consultants affords you these benefits:
- Potential Tax Savings for Customers
Fully-credentialed, Green Donation Consultants determines the maximum fair market value allowable by law of your customers’ donated materials. You can recommend deconstruction rather than demolition and advise customers of the substantial tax savings on donated materials. The tax benefits of deconstruction are its biggest draw.
- No IRS Audits
Green Donation Consultant has completed literally thousands of deconstruction appraisals since 2010 and have had very few audited by the IRS. Due to our expertise and experience in front of the IRS, CPAs and tax attorneys choose our appraisers as expert witnesses for their clients who initially choose less qualified and experienced groups to assist with their deconstruction projects. In each case, we were able to help their clients pick up the pieces. We are quite literally, the last word in materials-based appraisals for charitable donations in the United States.
- Deconstruction vs. Demolition Costs
Deconstruction is labor-intensive which merits a higher price than demolition. Additionally, deconstruction costs may be deductible from a customer’s taxable income. Advise your customer to consult with a qualified tax professional for more information.
- Nationwide Service
Green Donation Consultants is properly credentialed to perform charitable donation appraisals in all 50 U.S. states. Regardless of your location, we can perform an IRS-compliant appraisal of the fair market value of donated materials for your deconstruction customers.
- Free Estimates for Your Customers
We give free, no-obligation estimates of the fair market value of materials to be donated for your customers.