Gifts of Securities
As an alternative to a gift of cash, a charitable donation of securities could offer you greater tax advantages. Under recent taxation rules, donors are no longer taxed on capital gains accrued on securities, such as public company shares, when donated to a registered charity such as Autism Ontario.
As an example, if you donate stock that was originally purchased for $800 and is sold for $2,000, Autism Ontario will receive $2,000, you will receive a tax receipt from Autism Ontario for $2,000 and you will not pay tax on your capital gain of $1,200.
Making a gift of stock is easy:
1. Complete our securities form and return it to Autism Ontario:
2. Contact your stockbroker with your request to transfer stock (Autism Ontario’s account and broker information are included on the securities form).
To obtain our form, or for more information about making a gift of securities, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org