Gifts of Securities
A gift of securities is a convenient and financially beneficial way for many donors to show their support for building healthy communities in Africa during their lifetime. Publicly listed securities include publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual funds. You do not have to pay a capital gains tax when you make a donation of publicly listed securities and stocks to a registered charity such as CPAR. CPAR will issue you a tax receipt for the full value of the security you have donated.
50 per cent of a capital gain from the sale of stock is taxable. When a stock is donated to a registered charity, the full capital gain is exempt and no tax is owed. The exemption can be applied to income tax returns up to five years after the gift has been made, as with any charitable contribution.
To make a gift of securities to CPAR, just follow these simple steps:
Contact CPAR to discuss your plans prior to the actual transfer of shares.
Your contact person is Dee Ucci, Donor Relations & Public Engagement Manager
1-800-263-2727 or 416-369-0865 ext. 31,
- We will inform you of our brokerage account details to facilitate the transfer of the shares.
- Complete the CPAR Share Transfer Form and fax or scan it to CPAR to the attention of Dee Ucci.
- Instruct your broker to transfer the shares to the CPAR account.
- You will be issued a tax receipt two to three weeks after the closing date of the sale of the shares. The value of the tax receipt will be the value of the stocks at the closing price on the day CPAR receives delivery of the security.