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Several years ago (five or six ... eventually, I will have to check to be sure), my wife and I bought some glass and marble tables. Very lovely, way too expensive, and not the sort of thing to have around now that we have and are having kids. Two questions:

[1] If we are able to sell them, I assume that we should declare this as income, but is it just miscellaneous income from other sources or what?

[2] If we are unable to sell them, a local shop has offered to pick them up, take them away, and provide a receipt for our brand-new charitable write-off. But what is the amount of the donation? Do I simply depreciate the original cost over some number of years and figure out what it would be 'worth' today? If so, how long is the typical depreciation period for this kind of thing?

I'm sorry if this has been answered before, but I tried a few searches and couldn't find anything.

==> david
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