If you itemize your tax returns, gifts of securities entitle you to a federal income tax charitable deduction. In the case of appreciated securities, you may deduct the full fair market value of your gift once you have held onto the securities for at least one year. You are permitted to carry any unused deduction forward for up to five additional years. In addition, you will avoid paying capital gains tax on the stock you donated to ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts. Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to give. You can do so by e-mailing email@example.com or calling our annual fund manager at (617) 428-3170 ext 312. According to IRS regulations, the date of your gift corresponds to the date it arrives in our possession (for transfers from brokerage account to brokerage account). Following is the information necessary to transfer stock to our account: Account Name: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts Address: 211 Congress St Boston, MA 02110 617-482-3170 Taxpayer Identification Number: 237312949 Brokerage: Fidelity DTC #: 0226 Account #: X01-770558 Questions? If you have any questions about giving stock, call the ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts at (617) 482-3170 ext 328 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.