Tithing status

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Tithing status

Postby Turmandakh » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:04 pm

is there any way I can see my monthly contribution (tithing and fast offering) records of last year? I found out one link that saying that identify donation document something like that but the page did not open. It asked me i have to sign in my lds account which is I am already did it. :)

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Re: Tithing status

Postby eblood66 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:10 pm

Turmandakh wrote:is there any way I can see my monthly contribution (tithing and fast offering) records of last year? I found out one link that saying that identify donation document something like that but the page did not open. It asked me i have to sign in my lds account which is I am already did it. :)

There is no way to see donation information online, at least not in the US. It's possible that it may be available in some international locations. I'm not sure. In any case, your ward clerk should be able to provide you with a statement of your donations.

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Re: Tithing status

Postby LDSAccountTech » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:01 pm

Records of Tithing Donations for a member are kept for the current year, and the previous three years. If a member moves to another ward, there is no way that he can get any donation information from the previous ward.

When a member's records are moved to another unit, all donation information for that member is removed from the unit's MLS database.

The clerk would need to make a request in behalf of the member, to Local Unit Support.

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Re: Tithing status

Postby eblood66 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:12 pm

LDSAccountTech wrote:When a member's records are moved to another unit, all donation information for that member is removed from the unit's MLS database.

I'm sorry but that's just not true. Donation records remain in a unit's MLS system even after the donor has moved out of the unit, at least until the retention time for the donation has past. You can always contact your previous ward and they can provide a donation statement for the donations made in that unit for the current or previous year at least.

However, since the original post and answer the online donation system at https://lds.org/donations has become available. Anyone with an LDS Account linked to their membership number can access all their donation history online for several years (my personal history goes back to 2007) assuming that the clerk correctly connected their donation to their membership number.

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Re: Tithing status

Postby russellhltn » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:16 pm

eblood66 wrote:There is no way to see donation information online, at least not in the US.

That was true when it was posted, but with on-line donations, that has changed. With that, I can currently see donations as far back as 2007.


LDSAccountTech wrote:When a member's records are moved to another unit, all donation information for that member is removed from the unit's MLS database.

If true, that must have been a recent change. Normally all donations made to a ward stays with that ward for the financial retention period. Otherwise their batches wouldn't balance with the stored paperwork. The current ward would get a PDF around Tithing settlement about prior donations.
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Re: Tithing status

Postby eblood66 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:23 pm

russellhltn wrote:
LDSAccountTech wrote:When a member's records are moved to another unit, all donation information for that member is removed from the unit's MLS database.

If true, that must have been a recent change.

I can't verify that donations are retained because my ward was just formed and we haven't had anyone move out. But I don't believe it could be the case.

russellhltn wrote:Normally all donations made to a ward stays with that ward for the financial retention period. Otherwise their batches wouldn't balance with the stored paperwork.

Exactly. If the donations disappeared when someone moved out it would cause all sorts of audit exceptions whenever an auditor checks a donation batch with a donation from someone who moved out. It would basically become impossible to audit donations if donations can disappear before the audit.

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Re: Tithing status

Postby kellymab » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:52 pm

Before the new online donations, I have always been able to contact past ward clerks and get my end of the year tax summary for that ward.

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Re: Tithing status

Postby LDSAccountTech » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:01 am

When signed in at lds.org under the online donations section, individuals should have the option to not only see the current year's donations but also the previous year's as well.

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Re: Tithing status

Postby jdlessley » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:05 pm

LDSAccountTech wrote:When signed in at lds.org under the online donations section, individuals should have the option to not only see the current year's donations but also the previous year's as well.

Actually a member using the Donations program can view donations for the current year and for the previous seven years by using the "Custom Dates" option for "Select Date Range".
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Re: Tithing status

Postby ScottWallaceShipman » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:12 pm

The ward clerk can access previous year (through 2012) donations of members, including those that have moved out of the ward, through MLS> Finances> Financial Reports> Donor Statements...


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