Donating shares

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  1. Paul@PFI

    [email protected] Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Plus Member

    18th Jun, 2015
    Had a recent client enquiry. His shares have dropped below marketable value and have little value to trade. So he asked - Can I donate them.

    My firts thought was but they now charge a fee to take on shares. Then I found ShareGift Australia

    This is a FREE service with a few limits but not many. In return for a gift you get a deductible gift, no brokerage and a CGT loss based on the value of the gift given as the sale proceeds.

    Shares must not be suspended or delisted however.
  2. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

    9th Jun, 2006
    I know Telstra donates fractional shares, not sure who else

    The way this non-profit uses technology and innovation to transform lives is the reason why we at Telstra selected the Summer Foundation as the inaugural recipient of residual donations from our Dividend Reinvestment Program, or DRP.

    We provided the DRP in response to shareholders who asked us for ways to invest in the company. In designing the program, we also saw an opportunity to make an impact for our Telstra Foundation partners.

    From last financial year, the DRP enabled shareholders to reinvest all or part of their dividend payments into additional Telstra shares.

    But a question we had was how to best manage fractional amounts that wouldn’t buy a full Telstra share? Some companies carry these forward to the next dividend payment. What we decided to do was donate the residual to a non-profit partner, with an opt-out option.

    While it’s only a few cents or dollars for each shareholder – at the end of the financial year the residual donation came to more than $590,000. Link
  3. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

    14th Jul, 2016
    Sell them to me for $0.00001 ea :p
    @Sackie might pay $0.0001 ea :D
    Even @datto would be a worthy cause :rolleyes: