Vedic Spiritual Center (DBA Sri Sivakameswari Temple) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Tax ID: 83-1669026. Donations to Vedic Spiritual Center (DBA Sri Sivakameswari Temple) are tax exempt to the extent permitted by the law. The donations will only be used for the purpose of that which you have selected from the list.

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The vedic Spiritual Center (DBA Sri Siva Kameswari Temple) (SKT) was established in California on August 15th, 2018. SKT is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as an organization described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law.
100% of net proceeds benefit The Vedic Spiritual Center (DBA Sri Siva Kameswari Temple) (SKT), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For federal income tax purposes, all donations are 100% tax-deductible.

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Join SKT by Donating Stock

Membership is open to all regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religion.
SKT is a non-profit organization. Tax I.D. 83-1669026

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Donating Appreciated Securities to Support SKT

While donating cash is the simplest and fastest method for many, the Vedic Spiritual Center (Sri Siva Kameswari Temple – SKT) allows you to make a new Donations with appreciated securities. Gifts of stock can provide you with potential tax advantages while supporting the Activities of SKT. If you have appreciated securities that have been held for at least one year, you can bypass the capital gains tax by donating them to SKT, while still getting the full tax benefit of the value of the stock you transfer.

Samir wants to donate $50,000 to SKT. After comparing the cash versus stock option, he learns that he will have tax savings of $6,000 with a gift of stock.

Donate Cash
Cost = $50,000

Donate Appreciated Stock
Original cost of stock = $10,000
Current value of stock = $50,000
Capital gains tax saving = 15% capital gains rate * $40,000 gain = $6,000 tax savings
Cost after-tax-savings = $44,000 (Note: For capital gains tax savings, stock must be held by donor for at least year prior to donation)

How Do I Donate Appreciated Securities?
The process is simple!  Provide your stockbroker with the stock name and number of shares you would like to contribute, along with SKT’s account information below:

Firm Name:

DTC #:

For the benefit of

Then contact  —- at ——— or email who will confirm when your order has been successfully completed.

Important Notes

The information on this form is not intended to represent legal or tax advice or to substitute for such advice. Individuals should consult with their financial advisor and/or accountant on all legal and tax matters.


SKT retains the right to sell the securities after they have been transferred into our account.

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