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Donate securities

Take advantage of a tax-smart way to support McGill by donating publicly traded stocks and securities directly to the University. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift, and you won’t pay tax on any capital gain.

Got questions? Call 514-398-2787, send us an email or download the Donations Securities form

Information provided on this website is of a general nature and not intended to constitute financial or legal advice. Please consult your income tax, financial and/or legal advisors before arranging a gift of securities.

Know the essentials

  • The capital gain inclusion rate is zero when eligible stock or securities are donated directly to McGill. If you sell the shares and donate the proceeds, you will be required to pay capital gains.
  • The value of your charitable tax receipt will be based on the value of the securities as of the close of trading, on the date the shares are received by McGill University.
  • US Residents: The amount of the receipt will be based on the mean value of the highest and lowest selling price of the securities on the date they are received by McGill University.

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