Contribution to Specific Ministries

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Contribution to Specific Ministries

Postby sonyatch » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:01 pm

We often have members who request that a contribution go to a specific ministry - Music, Youth, Women, Benevolence, etc. Am I correct that these contributions are tax deductible as long as the leader(s) of that ministry have final decision as to how the money is spent within the ministry?
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Re: Contribution to Specific Ministries

Postby NeilZ » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:00 am

sonyatch wrote:We often have members who request that a contribution go to a specific ministry - Music, Youth, Women, Benevolence, etc. Am I correct that these contributions are tax deductible as long as the leader(s) of that ministry have final decision as to how the money is spent within the ministry?


The rule about donations is only when the donation is targeted at supporting a specific INDIVIDUAL. This usually comes into play when a congregation sponsors missionaries, and the members donate funds in direct support of that individual.

However, supporting a specific ministry does not trigger this rule, as its not an individual. In reality, its basically the same as giving to the general fund.

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Re: Contribution to Specific Ministries

Postby sonyatch » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:56 am

Thank you!
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