Stocks can be given to a recipient, who then benefits from any gains in the stock's price. Giving stocks and other securities can also have benefits for donors as well, particularly if the stock has previously appreciated in value. If you're the donor, you can potentially avoid taxes on the earnings or gains.
How do I transfer shares to a family member?
You have to complete and sign the share transfer form, also known as the stock transfer form or J30 form. The form requires various details about the giver to be filled, including: Name. Company's name.
Is there any charges for gifting stocks?
What are the fees for gifting? The standard off-market transfer fee of ₹25 or 0.03% per stock, + 18% GST whichever is higher, is applicable. There are no additional charges for gifting securities.
Is gifting shares taxable?
Tax on Shares Gifted for Receiver. On transfer of shares & securities: If the monetary value of shares & securities is up to INR 50,000, such gift is exempt from tax. If the monetary value (FMV) of shares & securities is more than INR 50,000, such gift is an IFOS income and taxed at slab rates.
Can you avoid capital gains by gifting?
Consider the potential impact of capital gains taxes If you gift cash, generally there are no income tax consequences for the recipient, though there could be gift and estate tax implications to the donor. But if you give appreciated securities, the capital gains taxes can be significant.
How do you give stocks as a gift?
Brokerage account transfer: You can buy the stock with your brokerage account and transfer it to the recipient, assuming they also have an account. For kids, you'll probably want to set up a custodial account, leaving you in control until they reach a certain age.