lajackson wrote: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.
How would that work with the example above where somebody else contributed to the missionary? Surely the missionary's family does not deserve that tax benefit, and if the donation is from outside the ward (grandparents, friends, etc.) there is no way to credit them. Even if this transfer were to be attributed to no individual person (avoiding complexities mentioned previously) would MLS and the CUBS side of things move the money into the bank account to be cleaned out the next day (most donations need to be deposited and then removed this way) or would it all just magically happen in CUBS? Any official guidance in the handbook or other policy on excess missionary funds? This page does not state explicitly, but it may be implied that transfers should only happen within the Ward Missionary category (and subcategories):