A donation of a gift of securities to Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan will make a great impact to cancer patient’s care in our province. Each year, nearly 5,600 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Saskatchewan and the numbers are rising.

Donating a gift of publicly traded securities may save you considerable capital gains taxes, as opposed to making a traditional donation by cheque or cash. You can donate securities during your lifetime or through a bequest in your Will. In 2006, the Federal Government eliminated all capital gains tax payable when transferring securities/stock to a charity through a broker.

The value of your donated securities can be any amount. For further details, review the example of the tax benefits, call us or simply click on our Securities Transfer Form (PDF) below

Securities Transfer Form

 

Example of the tax benefits for donating shares vs cash

 Sell Shares
and Donate Cash
Donate Shares
In-Kind
Directly to CFS
Fair market value (FMV) of donation$50,000$50,000
Adjusted Cost Base$10,000$10,000
Capital gain$40,000$40,000
Taxable capital gain$20,000$0
Tax on Capital Gain @46%$9,200$0
Tax savings from donation tax credit $23,000$23,000
Total Cost of Donation$36,200$27,000
Savings by shares directly to CFS$9,200

*Disclaimer: Calculations is an example only and based on a 46% tax bracket.

Please review with your investment advisor or accountant for assistance on what method of giving will be the most tax effective for you.

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