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In my years on TMF, I don't think I've ever posted a question on this board. This is probably a question that has been discussed here previously, but I didn't recognize a thread when I did a search & checked the FAQ..

If someone donates books to charity, just everyday novels, business books etc., in paper or hardback, what percentage of the original cover price is an allowable deduction? Or is there some method other than percentage of cover price used in determining the allowable deduction?

Can anyone provide a rule of thumb or direct me to a specific reference?


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