Can I take a tax deduction for my donation?
The Naperville Heritage Society is recognized as a qualified charitable organization, and donations may be considered for tax deduction under the society's 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. Typically, the fair market value of donated materials is generally tax deductible. To be eligible for the tax deduction for your donation, you must file tax form 1040. For donors wishing to take a tax deduction on donated materials valued over $500 within the year the deduction is taken, the society will complete IRS Form 8283 (Non-cash Charitable Contributions), Part IV, Donee Acknowledgment. It is also recommended that donors consult with their own accountant, attorney and the IRS to ensure the maximum benefit of the tax deduction is realized for donated materials.

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1. How do I donate an artifact?
2. What does the Naperville Heritage Society collect?
3. What happens after I contact the Registrar?
4. How are proffered materials reviewed by the museum?
5. How long will it take for the museum to review my donation?
6. Will the Naperville Heritage Society provide an appraisal for my donation?
7. Can I take a tax deduction for my donation?
8. Will the Naperville Heritage Society exhibit my donated items?
9. If I donate materials to the Naperville Heritage Society (NHS), will they be returned upon my request?
10. If the museum will not accept my item as a donation, will they accept it as a long-term loan?