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Gifting your Shares

Gifting shares is a change in ownership to give away control and transfer mutual fund shares directly to an individual, corporation, charity, not-for profit, church, or other entities. The entity that is being gifted those shares must be aware of the gift and complete a new account application if they do not have an account. All current owners of the account must obtain Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamps.

·        Account owners gifting their shares are losing control of the account, which requires them to obtain a Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamp   

·        To find out more about a Medallion Signature Guarantee and the financial institutions participating in the program click here  

·        All forms need to contain original signatures and be mailed to us at one of the mailing addresses provided on the forms

·        This is only for non-IRA accounts to complete

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I want to gift my shares to an individual or charitable organization


·        Account owners please complete the Change of Registration Form


·        If the individual or charitable organization does not have a current account with us they must complete a New Account Applicationor New Entity Account Application


·        All account owners or trustees must obtain a Medallion Signature Guarantee


·        Gifting your shares does not generate a 1099-B and is not taxable



Before investing, consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please call 800-697-3863 or visit for a prospectus or, if available, summary prospectus, containing this information. Read it carefully.

Tocqueville and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Each individual's tax and financial situation is unique. Individuals should consult their tax and/or legal advisor for advice and information concerning their particular situation.