If you'd like to donate some stocks and bonds to charity. Follow these simple rules.
1. The charity must be qualifed so that you receive a tax deduction.
2. You get full market value of the donation without having to pay the capital gains.
3. If the assets have depreciated in value. Sell the items first, take the loss against your taxes, then donate the cash to the charity.
The end of the year is coming up so check with your CPA to see if this would be a good tax move for you this year or next year.