|Gift of Capital Assets-Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds|
U.S. Residents: When you make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds), you may be able to claim the fair market value of the donated securities on the date of the donation as a charitable deduction for tax purposes and may also be able to eliminate taxes on accumulated capital gains. Here’s how it works:
Under the present U.S tax law, for a donation of the actual shares of stocks, bonds or mutual funds to the AAW a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the built up capital gains are forever forgiven so that the donor never has to pay capital gains taxes on the donated securities. The donor may claim the fair market value of the stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that are donated as a tax deduction, as of the date of the donation, and not from the cost basis (the price the donor paid for the shares).*
AAW Brokerage Account at Fidelity
The AAW has a brokerage account at Fidelity that can accept donated securities from other brokerage houses. All securities that are eligible to be transferred through the Depository Trust Company (DTC) can be transferred. Your broker can determine which of your securities are eligible. To transfer securities to the AAW account at Fidelity, talk to your broker.
Provide your broker with the information above and the transfer will be effected within approximately three business days.
*Tax Advice ~ The AAW does not provide tax advice and recommends that you consult with your own tax adviser to evaluate the specific tax benefits or consequences resulting from your gift to the AAW based on your personal financial situation.