Many Canadians are unaware that they can eliminate taxes on their capital gains when they donate securities directly to a registered charity. A charitable tax receipt for the full market value is also provided!
As an organization that is 100% donor funded, if you choose to donate securities, the well-being of wildlife in our care will benefit significantly from these gifts with a greater outcome. Consider what matters most to you…a major project? a special campaign?
Canadian tax law is friendly to those who donate securities, and with Canada Helps, the technology is in place to make the process as easy as possible for you (and us).
How to Increase your Impact To get started, simply complete the secure online form below and Canada Helps takes care of everything else. It is easy and does not take much time.
You will be asked to provide some basic information. The secure online tool will automatically produce a “letter of direction”. You will have to sign the letter of direction and send it to your broker/financial institution. The broker/financial institution must act on that direction and transfer the requested number of shares from your investment account to Canada Helps.
Canada Helps does not hold onto the securities and does not pass them onto us. Canada Helps facilitates the sale of the securities; arranges the pledge documentation and materials; issues the tax receipt; and transfers the proceeds to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (registered charity #11879 1193 RR0001)
Canada Helps sends you a charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the security based on the close price on the day when the transfer goes into Canada Helps’ account.
IMPORTANT: Processing a donation of securities takes longer than a credit card transaction. In 2020, the deadline to receive a same-year tax receipt is December 15.
Together, with your help, our work can continue. Keep Wildlife Wild