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DONATE SHARES

To donate shares to Children of Peace, follow these simple steps:

We strongly recommend that you keep a copy of the stock transfer form as evidence of your gift.

What are the main tax benefits of donating shares to Children of Peace

A gift of shares is free from capital gains tax. And since April 2000 you can claim income tax relief, at your highest rate, for the full market value of the shares you donate, on the date of transfer to Children of Peace.

This means that you will not pay tax on the equivalent amount of your income in the year that you make the gift.

You can also claim the tax relief on your self assessment tax return. To qualify for the tax relief, the shares or securities must be…

How much tax relief can I claim?

The following examples show how the income tax relief works.

If you are a basic rate tax payer (20 per cent)

If you donate shares worth £500 to Children of Peace, then you will be able to claim income tax relief of £100 (20 per cent of £500). This means the donation has cost you £400, while the shares are shares worth £500 to Children of Peace. You do not have to pay any capital gains tax on the disposal of these shares.

Higher rate tax payer (40 per cent)

If you donate shares worth £500 to Children of Peace then you will be able to claim income tax relief of £200 (40 per cent of £500). This means the donation has cost you £300, while the shares are shares worth £500 to Children of Peace. You do not have to pay any capital gains tax on the disposal of these shares.

The examples given above are for illustrative purposes only. The tax benefits you may be entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances. You should consider taking professional advice to ensure that your gift to Children of Peace is structured in the most efficient manner.


Making a gift of shares to Children of Peace can be a highly efficient way for you to support our work, because of the generous tax relief available.



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