I think we've discussed this before, but its important to keep in mind that at least in the U.S. the person or organization receiving a donation cannot also give an appraised value of the donation. If you can point the donor at something like the Canadian document that works best, but if they are claiming a fairly large tax deduction, eg. $30,000 they must get an appraisal from a neutral party.
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University of California
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Davis, California 95616 USA
Thanks for this post! I am dealing with the same situation and finding it very difficult to get values for insurance purposes, etc. I would love to know how others handle this.
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Subject: valuation of insect collections
Here in the Netherlands there is a possibility for those who donated an insect collection to use the value of the collection for tax reduction. I am trying to prepare a policy document on this subject in which I want to specify the prices Naturalis is going to apply to specific categories of insects like mounted, unmounted, type material. Anyone out there who has done this exercise already and/or has a price-list which is used for similar purposes.
Thanks in advance for responding
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