give this information to your broker:
Account Name: International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation
Brokerage: Merrill Lynch
In the REFERENCE section, please include your name.
For stock held in brokerage accounts, your broker can help you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to the IPPF. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value, and that you have owned for more than one year, may provide better tax benefits than giving cash*.
Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you may avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock*. You may also save on brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock#.
*please consult with your tax advisor
#please consult with your broker