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Ryan Evans

Get ready for December!

By Organizations

Stock Donations peak around December.  Non-profit organizations that are looking to get a leg up on receiving fundraising dollars should be looking to prepare for receiving stock donations starting now!  The process is very simple with Stock Donator.  Open an account online for free and you can be ready to receive stock donations within 24 hours after…

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Investors Move to Tax Safehavens

By Donors

A recent article by the New York Times linked to below says that many investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax profiles by moving income to current years and selling stocks that have locked in capital gains.  Instead of selling those stocks, and investor looking to limit his tax profile might wan to…

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What are the IRS rules for making a Stock Donation?

By Donors
What are the IRS Stock Donation Rules? 1Select a qualified recipient.If your goal is a legitimate tax deduction, then you must be giving to a qualified organization. Also, you cannot deduct contributions made to specific individuals, political organizations or candidates. See IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for rules on what constitutes a qualified organization.2Itemize deduction...
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Stock Donations Reached $23.7 Billion!

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Of all non-cash contributions made, Stock Donations represented the largest category of noncash donations at $23.7 billion or 44.9 % of all non-cash contributions. Over 450,824 stock donations were made to non-profits in one year!  With such a large number of stock donations and such a large amount, each Non-profit should do more to accept stock…

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Medallion Signature Guarantee

By Donors
A medallion signature guarantee is a special signature guarantee for the transfer of securities. It is a guarantee by the transferring financial institution that the signature is genuine and the financial institution accepts liability for any forgery. Signature guarantees protect shareholders by preventing unauthorized transfers and possible investor losses. They also limit the liability of...
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Article on Motley Fool Describes Benefits of Stock Donations

By Donors

There is a great article on the Motley Fool by Roy Lewis which explains in detail the benefits of stock donations.  That article can be found hereA http://www.fool.com/FoolCharityFund/Donating_Stock.htm Among other things it gives illustrative examples of how much a donor could save if they donate stock rather than cash. Stock Donator prides itself on being the…

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