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Donate Building Materials -- May 5, 2021
Smart Tax Planning: How Deconstruction Can Offset Incoming Capital Gains Tax Hikes
Successful Americans are gearing up for some possible significant tax increases, the largest since the 1920s. According to Reuters, the White House proposal details an almost doubling of taxes on capital gains to 39.6% for Americans earning more than $1 million. While this tax rate hike will likely be negotiated…
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Appraisal Process -- April 27, 2021
Real Property Appraisals vs. Personal Property Appraisals
For clients to receive a tax deduction for deconstruction, all IRS guidelines need to be followed appropriately. There are several IRS cases brought to court that taxpayers have lost out on their valuable deductions because they did not have the correct appraisal documents. Green Donation Consultants follows all IRS guidelines,…
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Donate Building Materials -- April 27, 2021
Finding a Green Demolition Company
One of the most notable changes in our nation has been the shift in thinking towards sustainability and eco-friendly practices, especially when it comes to construction and demolition. The focus on reusable and recyclable goods inspires individuals and companies to embrace environmentally sustainable options, like green demolition, also known as…
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Donate Building Materials -- April 27, 2021
What Is the Donation Value of Kitchen Cabinets?
After spending months and months inside, many homeowners are opting to renovate at least one area of their homes. One of the most popular renovations occurring is in the kitchen. Many people don't realize that many components of a kitchen can be deconstructed and donated to non-profit organizations, providing the…
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Appraisal Process -- April 22, 2021
Winner of the 2021 Best of Fredericksburg Award: Green Donation Consultants
We are thrilled to announce that Green Donation Consultants has been deemed the "Best in the Burg" Award in the Appraisal category! Each year, the Fredericksburg Award Program chooses local exemplary businesses for recognization. According to their website, "We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various…
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Appraisal Process -- April 15, 2021
The Biggest Mistake Clients Make When Calculating Fair Market Value
There are a lot of industry-specific terms when dealing with deconstruction and tax deductions. While you won’t be expected to understand everything, we work with our clients to inform and educate them throughout the process. It is crucial that they have a basic understanding to ask informed questions and understand…
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Appraisal Process -- April 15, 2021
What Is an IRS-Approved Appraiser?
One of the terms you may encounter when seeking out deconstruction services is an IRS-approved appraiser, or more commonly known, a qualified appraiser. Things can get a bit confusing, as many appraisal companies will use similar terms but avoid the word “qualified” if they lack the proper designation. To get…
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Go Green -- April 15, 2021
Why Green Donations Make a Bigger Impact
There are a lot of ways that you can donate. Whether it is going through your closet to clear out some clothes that no longer fit or donating building materials during a renovation, you are making an impact on your community and the environment. It is important to walk into…
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Commercial Deconstruction -- April 15, 2021
What Does Deconstruction Look Like?
Green Donation Consultants partners with deconstruction teams across the country with our green mission in mind. We look at every project as an opportunity to save the planet while providing benefits to the client at the same time. Deconstruction is still a relatively new concept to many homeowners, commercial professionals,…
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Commercial Deconstruction -- April 5, 2021
How to Achieve a Zero-Waste Office Renovation
At Green Donation Consultants, we recently underwent an office redesign, thanks to our growing team! We approached this office renovation with the goal of making it zero-waste, utilizing what we had, and reusing office furniture from other businesses. Not only did we end up with an excellent outcome, but it…
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