Goodwill Donation Receipt Template

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Updated June 03, 2022

A Goodwill donation receipt is used to claim a tax deduction for clothing and household property that are itemized on an individual’s taxes. A donor is responsible for valuing the donated items and it’s important not to abuse or overvalue such items in the event of a tax audit.

Goodwill Resources

Donation Methods

Goodwill accepts clothing (which is the most popular item from donors), household items, electronics, and retail inventory.

Clothing (Goods) – GoodWill has many locations in all 50 states and many donation bins scattered throughout. It’s best to give your local Goodwill donation center a phone call to find out if your items are acceptable.

Hazardous Items – Use this link to stay updated on hazardous items which should be avoided when donating items to GoodWill.

How to Write

Download: Adobe PDF

1 – Save The Goodwill Receipt Template

The receipt used to document a Goodwill donation can be accessed with the “Adobe PDF” link above. Select it then download this file. If you have compatible software, you may enter information onscreen however, many would consider it wise to have such paperwork in a readily accessible location in your system.


2 – Give Manifest Of The Donated Items

Catalog all of the donated items and estimate their worth using the Donation Valuation Guide. You will need to list each type of item separately. If you have more than one item in a category, make sure to list how many (i.e. Jeans – 5)      You will want to make a general dollar estimation of the donated material at the time of donation to help the Donor seize any tax benefits that result from the donation. The guide mentioned earlier will give you this ability. Click on this link; Donation Valuation Guide, then locate the donated items.      Transcribe the value of the items you donated to the sheet adjacent to that item. See below.     


3 – Identify The Goodwill Donor

Locate the labeled lines below the statement beginning with “Goodwill Empowers People…” then, enter the Donor’s complete “Name” on the first blank line.      The building number in the Donor’s legal address, along with the street name and apartment number must be produced on the “Address” line.   The Donor’s address should be completed with its “City” and “State/Zip” information on the next two blank spaces. 


4 – Provide The Goodwill Chapter’s Tax Information

The Donor will need to be able to name a Recipient to the satisfaction of the Tax Entity he or she will be dealing with. To facilitate this, enter the Goodwill Chapter or Outlet’s Entity Identification Number on the spaces attached to the “EIN” label.    Once this is done, verify all the information is accurate then, make sure the Goodwill Staff Member receiving the donation reports the location where the money or donated items were received.    The Staff Member receiving this donation must sign his or her name and date the signature (with the current date) using the last two blank lines.