Gifts of Stock, Real Estate, and Bequests
Gift of Stock: Making a gift of stocks to the Alaska SPCA is one of the smartest ways to support our ongoing work. A donation of appreciated stock can be up to 20% more valuable than selling and donating the cash, allowing you to make a bigger impact and save on your taxes.
Avoid capital gains tax Gifting stock avoids federal capital gains tax and most donors can also claim an income tax deduction for the stock's full market value (state & local income tax deductions may also be available in some areas).
Make a bigger impact When you give appreciated stocks directly to charity, your gift can be up to 20% larger because you avoid the taxes you’d incur from selling and donating the cash. This means more money going to the work that you support.
The table below illustrates the win-win nature of this type of donation. Depending on what state you are in, your tax savings are significantly higher if you gift stock rather than cash:
The information here is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be construed as providing, legal or tax advice.
Contact your financial advisor for more information about how a gift of stock to the Alaska SPCA could benefit your individual tax situation.
Gift of Real Estate: Whether it’s the family home, undeveloped land, a rental property, or some other investment, your real estate may be the most highly appreciated asset you own. This means you could face significant capital gains taxes if you sell your real estate. Depending on your particular financial and charitable goals, donating real estate to a 501(c)(3) public charity, such as the Alaska SPCA, could allow you to leverage one of your most valuable investments to achieve maximum impact with your charitable giving. As with gifts of stock, a gift of real estate can, depending on your personal circumstances, help you avoid federal capital gains tax and claim the full value of the real estate as a charitable deduction. Contact your financial advisor for more information about how a gift of real estate to the Alaska SPCA can benefit your personal situation.
Bequests: Make a lasting gift to the Alaska SPCA to ensure that your passion and commitment to animals continues for years to come. When you include the Alaska SPCA in your will or trust, you become a member of an elite group of supports and support the future of our live-saving work for cats and dogs. Please contact Kelly Donnelly, Executive Director, at 907-562-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org