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  • The IRS Clarifies When an Appraisal is Required for a Charitable Donation The IRS Clarifies When an Appraisal is Required for a Charitable Donation Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Education

    You may have seen that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently clarified what "similar items" are when writing an appraisal report for an IRS charitable contribution. In response to specific questions raised, the IRS provided some new information.

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  • Ask an Instructor: Accreditation Hours Ask an Instructor: Accreditation Hours Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Education ISA members are invited to send in their questions on all things appraising and education to ISA's instructors. View More
  • Considering Risk in Selecting Comparables Considering Risk in Selecting Comparables Monday, July 29, 2019 in Education As true rarities become harder to find, collectors seem to have an increased tolerance for risk in their purchases. The boldest example of this in recent memory is Christie's 2017 auction of Salvador Mundi, sold by the auction house as a Leonardo da Vinci, for a record-setting $450,312,500. View More
  • Ready, Set, Get Your CAPP! Ready, Set, Get Your CAPP! Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Education One of the best ways you can advance your career is to get your certification in appraising personal property. ISA's credentialing program ends with the Certified Member credential, known as CAPP, the highest level of membership with ISA. Earning your CAPP credential involves professional training and shows that you are committed and competent in your area of expertise. View More
  • ISA Introduces New Independent Study Course ISA Introduces New Independent Study Course Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Education Do you ever feel like you need detailed feedback on an appraisal report? Wondering how to find and adjust parallel comparables when you can’t find any similar, recent comps? Do you have the same methodological problem popping up in your practice time and time again, but you’re not sure how to solve it? Apply for ISA's new Independent Study Course for individualized methodology training. View More
  • Chinese Export Porcelains: The Other Real Porcelains Chinese Export Porcelains: The Other Real Porcelains Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Education Learn more about the history of Chinese export porcelains and tips on identifying and valuing it. View More
  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Asia Week in New York City Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Asia Week in New York City Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Education Susan Lahey, MA, ISA AM recaps the Chinese Art Connoisseurship Course that took place in New York City in March 2019. View More
  • Advertising Treasures Advertising Treasures Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Education Though stone lithography was invented in 1798, it took until almost 100 years later, or the later part of the 19th century, for the process to be used for advertising posters. Learn more about the art of posters, reproductions, and get some tips for appraising them from Tim Luke, ISA AM. View More
  • Choosing the Right Market Choosing the Right Market Monday, February 4, 2019 in Education One of the most common appraisal questions is how to choose appropriate comparables for the property being appraised. Choosing the right comparables is very important, but choosing the right market in which to choose your comparables is actually even more important. View More
  • Listening to the Object: Chinese Art Connoisseurship Listening to the Object: Chinese Art Connoisseurship Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Education Susan Lahey, ISA AM, MA, will be leading a course on Chinese art during Asia Week in New York, March 17-19. View More