A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a twofold tax advantage:
- You avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock.
- You receive an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
If you have owned stock for a “long term” period of time, more than a year, you qualify for these significant tax advantages.
It’s easy to make a gift of stock to Mother Jones via the Foundation for National Progress (FNP). Ask your broker to transfer the shares to the FNP.
The transfer should be encoded as follows:
Schwab One Account
Foundation for National Progress, dba Mother Jones Magazine
Tax ID #: 94-2282759
Account #: 4176-1072
DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40
To make sure that you are properly credited and acknowledged for your gift, please have your broker contact us at (415) 321-1721 to let us know a transfer is taking place.