You can put shares to good use by giving them to charity, because they can be more tax-effective than giving cash.
Gift shares directly to us and we can place the proceeds in a CAF Charity Account or CAF Charitable Trust.
Selling shares yourself and donating the proceeds to your CAF Charitable Trust could be more tax effective for you.
You can sell your shares to us for less than their value and then the gain generated will be available to donate.
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A wide range of shares and securities can be gifted in this way. These include those listed or dealt on a recognised stock exchange in the UK and many international exchanges: the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Colombo, Singapore, Johannesburg, Switzerland and the EU countries. We will be happy to advise you before you make your gift whether or not the shares are listed on a recognised stock exchange.
There are other investments that also qualify, including authorised unit trusts, UK open-ended investment company shares and certain foreign collective investment scheme holdings. We recommend that you seek confirmation from HMRC that your investment qualifies for Income Tax relief.
We are unable to offer advice on personal tax issues. So if you are unsure of your tax situation, we recommend that you speak to a professional advisor or visit the gov.uk website www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity
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