I have quite a bit of stock in my company. Should this be used for charitable giving?
If your publicly traded stock has been owned by you for more than 12 months and has appreciated a good deal, it is a fine choice for the ‘currency’ of charitable giving. This stock given to a public charity or a private foundation would provide an income tax deduction (AGI limits and carryover apply) for the full fair market value of the stock and when sold by the charity you would not have to recognize the long term capital gain for income tax purposes.
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