Gifts to the University of Saint Joseph that are made with the transfer of appreciated long-term securities (held for more than a year) can make good sense for a donor.
These gifts, if handled correctly, may generate a favorable tax benefit to the donor. In most cases, donors are advised to transfer the actual security, versus selling the asset and sending cash, in order to maximize any potential tax benefit and to avoid the potential of unnecessary capital gains taxes.
Do not have your broker sell your securities before giving them to the University, or you will have to pay a capital gains tax. Follow this procedure:
The value of a gift of stock is the average of the high and the low on the date of the gift. The date of the gift is recorded as the date the securities are received by the University or, for mailed gifts, the postmark shown on the envelope.
The University provides a gift receipt indicating the number of shares received, name of stock, and date of transaction.
The donor receives credit for a gift based upon the value of the gift of stock on the date of transfer to the University, not the amount realized by the sale of this stock after the gift has been made. The amount of this gift credit is mentioned in an acknowledgment letter, but donors are urged to check with their tax advisors regarding the amount of the gift for tax purposes.
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