Donating Stock To PAART is a great way to show your support!
Investing in PAART provides solid returns in any market…
As a generous donor to the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, we want to ensure that you are aware of the tax advantages of contributing stock. Donating long-term appreciated securities (owned more than a year) may provide greater benefits to you and the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team.
- You may save on taxes in two ways: Income tax and Capital Gains tax.
- You may save current income for day-to-day needs because a gift of stock does not come out of your cash flow
- You may lower the “cost” of your gift.
The Benefits of Transferring Stock
Many donors hold stocks that have appreciated significantly in value. For example, if a donor has securities worth $5,000 which were bought years ago at $1,000, and the donor desired to sell these securities, he/she would be faced with anywhere from $ 600 to $1,400 Federal Capital Gains tax depending on the how long the securities were held and the year in which they would be sold in addition to applicable state taxes. (The rate and required holding periods have been changed under the latest tax law revision.)
If, while holding these securities, the donor decided to make a $5,000 contribution to the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team and he/she chose to use the funds from the stock sale, he/she, would have only $3,600 to $4,400 available from the appreciated stock sale to donate. If, however, the donor chose to donate the securities instead of cash, the full $5,000 stock value would be available for donation. Upon receipt of the certificate or notification of the transfer of securities into the PAART brokerage account, Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team will provide the donor with an appropriate receipt for tax purposes. The value assigned will be the average of the high and low trading price for the security on the date of transfer.