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Closely Held Business Stock

How it works:

  • You make a gift of your closely held stock to Mercy and get a qualified appraisal to determine its value
  • You receive a charitable income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock
  • Mercy may keep the stock or offer to sell it back to your company


  • You receive an income-tax deduction for the fair-market value of stock
  • You pay no capital-gain tax on any appreciation
  • Your company may repurchase the stock, thereby keeping your ownership interest intact
  • Mercy receives a significant gift