Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

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Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

Postby pocockml » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:44 am

I'm living outside the US for a couple of years and then returning. My understanding is that the IRS does not recognize the Church where I am at for tax purposes. Do you know if I can donate to SLC via another currency for my donations? The alternative would be to transfer money to my US account and pay from there.

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Re: Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:59 am

Through LDS Philanthropies you can donate via stocks, Bitcoin, and several other methods. They might be able to take foreign currency as well.
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Re: Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

Postby lajackson » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:28 am

pocockml wrote:The alternative would be to transfer money to my US account and pay from there.

For the regular Online Donation system, that probably would be best, although there are a few other countries that use the Online system if you happen to be living in one of them. There are reports that Canada, Brazil, and at least one other country are using the system. There may be more by now. An email to donations@ldschurch.org would get an answer to the question for you.

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Re: Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

Postby johnshaw » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:15 am

Don't rely on this board for answers - Call the main number for the church and ask for the Finance Department and talk through your options. The clerks/people who are on these boards do have a degree of experience, but the finances team deals with situations like yours very commonly and will have the BEST information for you.
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Re: Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

Postby lajackson » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:33 am

johnshaw wrote:Don't rely on this board for answers -

I agree.

johnshaw wrote:Call the main number for the church and ask for the Finance Department and talk through your options.

As I said,
lajackson wrote:An email to donations@ldschurch.org would get an answer to the question for you.

Or if you do wish to call, the Finance Department will transfer you to Donations if you do not ask for them directly from the switchboard.

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Re: Expat, Donation from non-US Currency to US Bank

Postby pocockml » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks to all for the responses


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