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Gifts of Stock or Appreciated Securities

Take advantage of appreciated securities while avoiding capital gains tax by making a donation of your assets.

 


How It Works

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to American Rivers.
  • American Rivers sells your securities and uses the proceeds for our programs.
  • Use our Stock Transfer Form to facilitate the gift.

Benefits

  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer (even if you originally paid much less for them).
  • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
  • Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash. The "cost" of your gift is often less than the deduction you gain by making it.


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Planning your estate and legacy for future generations, including your charitable interests, takes careful evaluation. Consulting with the appropriate professionals can assist you.