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7 Things Every Donor Should Know About Stock Donations

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When donating to charity, a stock donation is often a better option than handing cash to your favorite nonprofit organization. Nonprofits love to accept cash donations, but it is not always the most financially sound way to finance operations from a donor’s perspective.  While many veteran investors know and understand stock donations’ value, many more…

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How to Donate Stocks Online

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Charitable giving has never been easier, especially since you can quickly donate stocks online to any nonprofit organization that accepts stock donations using Stock Donator. In a world that has changed dramatically in just a few months, many of us feel the need to act and give back. What else can be donated other than…

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Investors Move to Tax Safehavens

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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?

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Here are the IRS rules for making a Stock Donation: 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...
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Medallion Signature Guarantee

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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

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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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