Donate shares

  • You won't have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate and you can claim income tax relief too
  • If you are a higher rate (40%) taxpayer you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 40% of the value of the gift
  • If you are a highest rate (50%) taxpayer you will be able to claim income tax relief equal to 50% of the value of the gift

In order to qualify for the tax relief, the shares or securities must fit one of the following:

  • Listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange
  • Units in authorised unit trusts
  • Shares in a UK open-ended investment company
  • Holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes

Please note:

Guide Dogs is unable to offer advice on personal tax issues. So if you are unsure of your tax situation, we recommend that you speak to a financial advisor or contact the HM Revenue & Customs helpline on 0845 900 0444, or visit their website.

For further information please contact Alison Parker: 0118 983 8737

Alternatively please contact Sarah Wall on 0118 983 8494.