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by funaddict
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Non-Bishopric members receiving Fundraiser funds
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Non-Bishopric members receiving Fundraiser funds

When I was a ward finance clerk, the scoutmaster and I were going over the proceeds of the scout camp fundraiser and preparing them to be turned in to the bishop, and someone from the other ward that shares the building (and clerk's office) chastised us for handling money without a bishopric member ...
by funaddict
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Non-Refundable Donations/Accounts
Replies: 25
Views: 3187

Re: Non-Refundable Donations/Accounts

There are ways a missionary could recover an overpayment of funds. If "Missionary A" overpaid by say, $400, that money could be reassigned to "missionary B" who is still in the field. Then Missionary B's family could give $400 to Missionary A.
by funaddict
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Non-Bishopric members receiving Fundraiser funds
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Non-Bishopric members receiving Fundraiser funds

I personally don't consider fundraiser funds or other camp, high adventure, etc. funds to be "sacred funds". IMHO, the clerks/bishopric's responsibility for those funds begins when the money is turned over to them. Before that point the money is likely to pass through various people's hand...
by funaddict
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Home teaching question
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Home teaching question

I have a question on home teaching that came up while printing out home teaching assignments in the clerks office that I hope someone can answer. How should a home teaching assignment be handled for a household with two member children, but no member adults? The single father (head of household) is ...
by funaddict
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Postage stamps
Replies: 23
Views: 2956

See Handbook 1 section 14.6.7. At the end of the 3rd paragraph it indicates that check signers should not sign for checks made out to themselves (or if they are the fast offering beneficiary). So in that case, the bishop should not sign the check even if that is the general local policy. Thanks for...
by funaddict
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Postage stamps
Replies: 23
Views: 2956

Is a clerk (or other signer) specifically prohibited from signing a chect made out to themselves? I don't recall reading that. Sure it's good practice, but can it be done? In our stake, the Stake President requires the Bishop to be one of the signers on all checks, so on the occasion that the Bishop...
by funaddict
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Surplus missionary funds
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

In my opinion it would be far better to allow the family to have the excess missionary contribution transferred to tithing or fast offering. This would still allow the family to benefit from the extra contribution, without involving other members in the process. I agree that this would be a much mo...
by funaddict
Sun May 27, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Surplus missionary funds
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

This approach sounds very risky from a tax perspective. I would urge extreme caution and consultation with legal and/or tax experts before embarking on this. OK, I'll recommend that they spend a couple hundred dollars with a CPA or a tax expert before they go ahead with the trade. I'm not trying to...
by funaddict
Sun May 27, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Surplus missionary funds
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

While you can't refund surplus donations made to the missionary fund, there is a workaround that can give the missionary or his family back their overpayment. If missionary A comes home and has inadvertantly overpayed by $400, you could transfer that surplus $400 to another actively serving missiona...
by funaddict
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Handling Tithes and Offerings vs. AMFA funds
Replies: 11
Views: 1636

If you have boys collecting cash from members, handing it over to a member of the scout committee who then hands it over to a member of the bishopric, you have introduced two new layers of potential cash fraud - likely without any receipts or traceability. Even though we'd all like to think everyon...

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