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One of the best ways to donate to a charity is to transfer stocks and mutual funds you've held for more than one year which have a gain within them. The transfer takes the holdings off of your name and into the charity's name thus saving you time to calculate the gain and you pay $0 of tax. You will receive a tax donation receipt for the full amount of the transfer and the charity will receive the full amount of the gift. Here's an example:
You own 100 shares of Apple (AAPL) which you bought at $100 per share a few years ago. It's now valued at $178 per share. If you wanted to donated the proceeds you would have to pay tax on $7,800 of profit since the stock price moved up from $100 to $178. Instead you could transfer all (or some) of the shares and not have to account for a sale nor capital gains tax. The charity would give you a donation receipt based on the price of the shares on the day you transferred to them, in this case $17,800.
Everyone wins in this scenario; the donor, the charity, and the ones the charity supports. So, next time you'd like to make a gift to a charity, ask them first if they accept securities like stocks and mutual funds.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
**If your holdings were held for less than a year or if the shares are valued less than what you bought them for, you should not use this gifting strategy.
Please send any checks to the following address:
P.O. Box 6197
Anaheim, CA 92816