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Securities Donation Calculator

Contributing securities directly to Fidelity Charitable can mean less tax impact to you, and more dollars for the causes you support. When you contribute long-term appreciated securities to charity, you have two choices:

When you contribute securities to Fidelity Charitable, the full proceeds from the sale of the shares is credited to your Giving Account and is then available to you for charitable giving purposes. To see the potential impact of such a contribution, try using this calculator.

How to Use the Calculator

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1 Amount of the Proposed Donation is the fair market value of the appreciated securities held more than one year that you are considering to donate.

2 Select the 15% federal long-term capital gains rate if you have 1.) taxable income of $400,000 or less with tax filing status of Single or 2.) taxable income of $450,000 or less with tax filing status of Married Filing Jointly. The 15% long-term capital gains rate applies to taxpayers subject to the 25%, 28%, 33% and 35% federal income tax rates.

Select the 20% federal long-term capital gains rate if you have 1.) taxable income above $400,000 with tax filing status of Single or 2.) taxable income above $450,000 or less with tax filing status of Married Filing Jointly. The 20% long-term capital gains rate applies to taxpayers subject to the 39.6% federal income tax rate.

A zero percent (0%) long-term capital gains rate applies to taxpayers subject to the 10% or 15% federal income tax rate.

Please note that the long-term capital gains tax rates depicted in the Securities Donation Calculator do not take into consideration that long-term capital gain income may also be subject to an additional 3.8% Medicare tax for taxpayers with income at or above a certain threshold. Please consult with your tax advisor when making decisions pertaining to your specific situation.

3 Cost basis is the amount of money you have invested in the shares of a particular fund or individual security. It represents the basic dollar amount, that when compared to the price at which you sell your shares, tells you how much of a capital gain or loss you have realized.