Appreciated Assets Giving

So what are appreciated assets? This includes items such as publicly traded stock, closely held stock, bonds, mutual fund shares and real estate.

In Bible Times People Gave Livestock as Offerings

cows on the hillsIn today's world, it’s more common to give APPRECIATED STOCK because there is a double tax benefit. You not only receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock, but you also avoid the capital gains tax.

When Christians give to their church and other ministries they care about, most simply write a check. However, this is not always the best plan of stewardship. As stewards of God's kingdom, we should take advantage of tax incentives available to us in order to harness as much as possible for the Lord's work and our families. So, if you're thinking of selling appreciated stock, appreciated real estate, or a business – we can help. For more information, please contact Patti Drumm at pattidrumm@oci.org.