A donation of a gift of securities to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan will have a positive impact on cancer patient care in our province.

Donating a gift of publicly traded securities may save you considerable capital gains taxes, as opposed to making a traditional donation by cheque or cash. You can donate securities during your lifetime or through a bequest in your Will. In 2006, the Federal Government eliminated all capital gains tax payable when transferring securities/stock to a charity through a broker.

The value of your donated securities can be any amount. For further details, review the example of the tax benefits, call us or simply click on our Securities Transfer Form (PDF) below

Securities Transfer Form


Example of the tax benefits for donating shares vs cash

Sell Shares
and Donate Cash
Donate Shares
Directly to CFS
Fair market value (FMV) of donation$50,000$50,000
Adjusted Cost Base$10,000$10,000
Capital gain$40,000$40,000
Taxable capital gain$20,000$0
Tax on Capital Gain @46%$9,200$0
Tax savings from donation tax credit $23,000$23,000
Total Cost of Donation$36,200$27,000
Savings by shares directly to CFS$9,200

*Disclaimer: Calculations is an example only and based on a 46% tax bracket.

Please review with your investment advisor or accountant for assistance on what method of giving will be the most tax effective for you.

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