Why Deconstruction?

When You Give, You Receive
(Tax Benefits & Much More)

If you own a residential property that needs to be renovated or demolished, take a moment to consider the huge benefits that deconstruction has to offer. An old home may not be fit to live in, but the building materials could be immensely useful to hundreds of nonprofits across the country. What if you could accomplish the demolition or renovation of your home while helping others, saving money, and positively impacting the environment? All of this is possible when you call Green Donation Consultants.

The Numbers Don't Lie

These sample projects are estimates that illustrate exactly how much you can save when you choose deconstruction. Actual figures may vary.

Example Costs
Example Costs
Deconstruction
Demolition
Cost Of Labor

Approximate cost to level 2000 Sq. Ft

Deconstruction
-$25,000
Demolition
-$15,000
Disposal of Debris

The cost to move debris off of your property

Deconstruction
$0
Demolition
-$3,600
Total Cost

The cost to move debris off of your property

Deconstruction
-$25,000
Demolition
-$18,600
Value of Donated Material

The appraised value of the materials donated to a non-profit

Deconstruction
$171,300
Demolition
$0
Actual Cash Benefit

The total tax write-off for the owner of the structure, assuming 40% tax bracket between Federal and State taxes

Deconstruction
$51,390
Demolition
$0
Net Benefit to Owner

Actual tax benefit minus the cost to bring down the structure

Deconstruction
$26,390
Demolition
-$18,600
Deconstruction Offers Big Advantages for Homeowners

1

Capture Big Tax Benefits

Many homeowners don’t realize that their uninhabitable houses may actually be full of valuable building materials. These materials can be given to qualified non-profits all across the country and provide the homeowner with significant tax benefits, putting thousands of dollars back in their pocket.

2

Reduce Waste In Our Landfills

Green Donation Consultants is passionate about reducing the amount of waste in our country’s landfills. We believe strongly that all materials should be reused when possible. By choosing deconstruction, previously used building materials can be repurposed, reducing our carbon footprint and increasing long-term ecological sustainability.

3

Your Donation Can Help Thousands

Thousands of non-profit organizations rely on the donation of building materials to be able to complete their mission. Whether it is building shelter for those less fortunate, or providing construction job training during the deconstruction process itself, a donation can have a far-reaching, positive impact on our world.

What Does the Process Look Like?

The team at Green Donation Consultants is here to assist our clients in navigating the entire donation process from start to finish. First, our residential clients will want to choose an approved and qualified 501 (C) 3 charity that accepts building materials. We are happy to assist you in locating an appropriate charity, or you can find one by visiting the official IRS website.

Once you have picked a qualified charity, the residential property will be deconstructed by a team of trained contractors. Nonprofits that accept building materials from deconstruction will often have their own crew or will arrange the process for you.

After deconstruction, you will need to file your tax return with a qualified appraisal. For any donation with a fair market value of over $5,000, you will need a qualified appraisal completed by a IRS-Qualified appraiser. Green Donation Consultants will be able to provide you with all the paperwork you need to file with the IRS and capture your tax benefits.