Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will I receive a tax deduction for my piano donation?
Since Society of Unique Artists is a duly registered, non-profit organization, exempt from taxes under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code, your piano donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Our tax-exempt status and eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions may be verified by visiting www.irs.gov and using the Exempt Organizations Select Check Tool.
2. How will you value my piano donation?
IRS rules do not allow donee organizations to value non-monetary donations. Therefore, we are only authorized to provide an acknowledgment letter which only details the item donated, with no value. With this letter, donors may claim a tax deduction of up to $500.
* Please note: Donors may deduct the full market value of their pianos (up to $5000) at tax time by submitting Form 8283 to IRS.
3. Is there a fee to have my piano picked-up?
There is absolutely no fee to piano donors to have their pianos removed.
4. What happens to the donated pianos?
Some pianos are donated to needy individuals or organizations, but most of the pianos we receive are sold to raise money to fund our non-profit mission of promoting unique artists and art forms.
5. Why do you require potential donors to hold their pianos for 7 days after submitting a piano donation form and photos?
Due to the numerous amount of submissions we receive on a daily basis, and the fact that the submission process is very time consuming, it may take up to seven days to reply to your piano submission.
We greatly appreciate your commitment to the seven day hold period and your patience during this time.
6. How is my piano submission assessed?
Each piano submission is given careful consideration. The photos of both the interior and exterior of the piano that you provide help us to determine the condition of your piano. The more photos and information you provide the better. However, sometimes it is not possible to determine the piano’s condition from photos alone, and it may be necessary to schedule an in-person inspection with a piano technician to determine the actual condition of the piano.
* Please note: Pianos age much like automobiles, and in many cases, we are unable to accept pianos that are older than 30 years. However, there are always exceptions and we are always happy to look at any piano photos you care to submit.
7. Who will pick-up my piano?
We only work with professional and fully insured piano movers. We will arrange for your piano to be picked-up by a local piano mover from your particular city and state. Since the piano movers we work with are separate from our organization, they are unable to provide you with a donation receipt when picking up your piano. Therefore, you will receive your acknowledgment letter after the piano has been picked-up.