Is This Gift Right for You?
Review this checklist to see if you may benefit from donating closely held stock. Then, consult your professional legal and tax advisors to see how to maximize the benefits of this tax-efficient strategy for making a difference at the University of Southern Maine.
- You are a majority shareholder in a closely held corporation.
- You would like to remove retained earnings from the corporation, without having them taxed again.
- You would like to support our important work.
- You would like to maintain a controlling position in the corporation's outstanding stock.
Your gift of closely held stock will reduce your percentage interest in the corporation if you own less than 100 percent. If you own all the stock, however, a gift of a portion, followed by a redemption, will leave you still owning 100 percent of the outstanding stock.
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