Gift of Appreciated Stock

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A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a twofold tax advantage:

  • You avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock.
  • You get an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock at the time the gift is received.

If you have owned stock for a “long term” period (more than a year), you qualify for these significant tax advantages.

It’s easy to make a gift of stock to Mother Jones via The Center for Investigative Reporting (FNP). Ask your broker to transfer the shares to the FNP. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-2282759.

The transfer should be encoded as follows:

Merrill Lynch
The Center for Investigative Reporting DBA Mother Jones Magazine
Tax ID: 94-2282759
Account #: 6CL02506
DTC Clearing 8862

To ensure that you are properly credited and acknowledged for your gift, please have your broker contact Sydney Sims at or (415) 321-1754 with notification that the transfer is taking place.