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Stuffing a Charity's Stocking with Stock

This article at the WSJ discusses the tax advantages of giving appreciated stock directly to your favorite charity, avoiding capital gains tax and getting a charitable deduction for the full appreciated value.

This seems to be a particularly good year for this strategy, given the gains in the stock market and the uncertain future of the tax code.

And if your favorite charity just happens to be the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, our contact info is here.
Yes, I know, pretty shameless plug.  Really glad that fund-raising isn't my main job.

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