Contribution to Specific Ministries

Contributions, Faith Promises

Moderators: Moderators, Tech Support

Post Reply
sonyatch
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:09 am

Contribution to Specific Ministries

Post by sonyatch »

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?

NeilZ
Posts: 9159
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:20 am
Location: Connellsville, PA
Contact:

Re: Contribution to Specific Ministries

Post by NeilZ »

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.
Neil Zampella

Using PC+ since 1999.

sonyatch
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:09 am

Re: Contribution to Specific Ministries

Post by sonyatch »

Thank you!

Post Reply