In addition to being an effective form of generosity, gifting shares can play a role in financial and tax planning for your equity compensation and company stock. This article presents the basics that you need to know when you are contemplating gifts of shares acquired from stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, or employee stock purchase plans.
Nonprofit organizations and charities appreciate donations of shares as much as gifts of cash, and most large nonprofits are experienced in accepting stock donations. This article presents the essentials, including taxation, that you need to know when you are contemplating charitable donations of shares acquired from stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, or employee stock purchase plans.
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The celebrated philanthropy of Warren Buffet has prompted much interest in contributing to charities. In this article series, learn about setting up a charitable foundation, donating company stock, and navigating the related issues of taxation and securities law. Part 1 emphasizes private foundations, direct stock gifts to charities and donor-advised funds, and the issues involved in transferring stock options or restricted stock.
The celebrated philanthropy of Warren Buffet has prompted much interest in contributing to charities. In Part 2 of this article series, learn about the taxation and securities law associated with donations of company stock to charities and private foundations.
Due to annual inflation-indexing, the historically high lifetime exemption amount for gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes increased in 2020. High-net-worth people who have not yet made gifts, such as gifts of company shares, to use their lifetime exemption may wish to think about lifetime gift strategies to execute this year. This article, by an attorney with extensive experience in estate planning, discusses ideas to consider.
After you die, taxes may be owed on the value of your property. One pillar of estate planning is to transfer assets that are likely to appreciate in value, such as stock options, out of your control long before you die.
The charitable remainder trust (CRT) is a mainstay of estate planning. Although designed for charitable giving, CRTs can play a role in financial planning for your stock grants.