“Closely-held stock” is essentially corporate stock that is not traded on a public exchange. Quite often, corporations that issue such stock have only a limited number of shareholders sometimes just one! On occasion, however, a corporation might be quite large (having even as many as thousands of shareholders), yet its stock is still closely held.
Under certain circumstances, someone who owns closely-held stock may be able to give it to Medical Teams International by means of an outright transfer or in exchange for a charitable gift annuity. In other cases, a charitable remainder trust or a charitable lead trust might be more appropriate.
In any event, the tax aspects of using closely-held stock to make a gift are generally the same as those associated with using publicly-traded securities.
Finally, other kinds of closely-held business interests, such as units in partnerships or limited liability companies, can also be used to make gifts so long as certain conditions are met.
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