There are many ways to support LandWatch, including through a gift of stock or other securities. For example, if you own stock for more than one year that has gone up in value, you can donate the stock to LandWatch, get a deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock at the time of the transfer (its increased value), and never pay capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock.
There are a variety of considerations with a gift of stock, including but not limited to the length of time you’ve owned the stock, gifting proceeds, capital gains, and transaction date. Please work with your tax advisor to determine the best approach for you. When you are ready to make the gift to LandWatch, please reach out directly to us.