Member Donation Name as Corporation?

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Member Donation Name as Corporation?

Postby dangasser » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:40 pm

Hi, a member asked that their tithing contribution be entered under the donors business name for taxes. So for example, if the donors name is John Doe, he would like his tax receipt to be issued to Dr. John Doe Inc.

How is this to be done? My initial thought was change the members name in the records, (change the name in the batch if necessary) and then print. After issuing change his name back to John Doe. Would this be correct? Or is there a better way of doing this?

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Re: Member Donation Name as Corporation?

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:56 am

I would not change the name. If it were up to me, I'd create a non-member donor record in MLS. That way, the name is what he wants it.

But, I'd also call Local Unit Support for guidance as there may be some legal ramifications from this.
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Re: Member Donation Name as Corporation?

Postby dangasser » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:52 am

Yeah, I was unsure of the legal ramifications as well. My gut tells me he would have had to donate under his company name in the first place in order to have a receipt issued under that name. But I will call Local Unit Support.

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Re: Member Donation Name as Corporation?

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Yes, I don't think a business should be tied to a donor record with a membership record number. If he wants to donate as a business, it would be recorded as a donation by not a member of the unit; and his personal donations, tied to his membership record, come tithing settlement, would be 0. He can't have both.
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Re: Member Donation Name as Corporation?

Postby bballrob » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:52 am

Corporations don't pay tithing. Individuals pay tithing.

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Re: Member Donation Name as Corporation?

Postby lajackson » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:16 am

bballrob wrote:Corporations don't pay tithing. Individuals pay tithing.

Some corporations do give 10% of their earnings to the Church. But that is a donation by the corporation, in the name of the business, not that of an individual.

A member would donate to the tithing funds of the Church is his or her own name.


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