Ward Missionary Donations

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Re: Ward Missionary Donations

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:02 pm

How does that conflict with "There is no 'one size fits all' answer here." and "But if the form is filled out right, it will be set up to come from the ward best suited for collecting the donations."?

The bottom line is that it can be assigned to ANY ward that will accept the responsibility. Either before the mission or during the mission.
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Re: Ward Missionary Donations

Postby lajackson » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:09 pm

russellhltn wrote:How does that conflict

I don't think it conflicts at all. I think he was just commenting on your statement
And that's usually where the parents are

and merely pointing out that there are cases where it is not where the parents are.

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Re: Ward Missionary Donations

Postby jetjockey » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:35 pm

The $400 a month goes for your Missionaries room and board and these are not tax deductible and shouldn't be. That's why unless you want to help support a specific Mssionary you should you should donate to the ward missionary fund which is tax deductible.

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Re: Ward Missionary Donations

Postby allenjpl » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 am

jetjockey wrote:The $400 a month goes for your Missionaries room and board and these are not tax deductible and shouldn't be. That's why unless you want to help support a specific Mssionary you should you should donate to the ward missionary fund which is tax deductible.


Without getting into the nuances of US tax law, the donation is absolutely not a transfer to the missionary, whether it is placed in the Ward Missionary Fund or a sub-account of the Ward Missionary Fund. The sub-accounts in the Ward missionary fund are only there for ease of accounting. It is very specifically a donation to the church, not for any particular missionary, and as such, is considered a charitable contribution. What that means in any particular situation is a discussion best held between the donor and his/her tax advisers. The church supports the missionaries.

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Re: Ward Missionary Donations

Postby waynecooke » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 pm

In fact, as I remember, on the donation slip it's self says: "All donations to the Church's missionary fund become the property of the Church to be used at the Church's sole discretion in its missionary program."


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