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Donations for Minors

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:05 pm
by Crocken
Is there a way to make online tithing payments for a minor? I keep all their money in my checking account and keep track of it in my budget. I would like to pay online rather than write three separate checks for my children's tithing. Is there a way to do that?

Thanks!

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:28 pm
by eblood66
Question 18 in the Online Donations FAQ indicates the minimum age for online donations is 13. For those 13 or over, you'd have to setup an LDS Account for them and donate using their LDS Account.

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:23 pm
by sbradshaw
That's an interesting question – are you able to tie a single checking account to more than one LDS Account for donations?

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:53 am
by scgallafent
sbradshaw wrote:That's an interesting question – are you able to tie a single checking account to more than one LDS Account for donations?

Yes. My wife and I both have our joint checking account associated with our individual LDS Accounts.

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:04 pm
by mfmohlma
Crocken wrote:Is there a way to make online tithing payments for a minor? I keep all their money in my checking account and keep track of it in my budget. I would like to pay online rather than write three separate checks for my children's tithing. Is there a way to do that?

Thanks!

If you children aren't 13 yet then as noted, you'll have to stick with checks.

That being said, there's no need to write 3 separate checks. You just need to use 3 different donation slips in an envelope with a single check. Your clerk will be able to enter the donation correctly.

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:35 pm
by russellhltn
In answer to the original question, there's no way to make online payments in behalf of another person. You'd have to login as them - which is generally discouraged for security reasons.

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:08 pm
by Crocken
Thanks. I wrote one check with three donation slips and got a call from the clerk telling me I can't do that. I had done it one previous time and didn't get a call.

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:47 pm
by mfmohlma
Have him look for the "Add slip" button on the donation entry screen.

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:17 pm
by preston.baxter
It would be nice if parents were allowed to to make donations on behalf of our minor children. It shouldn't be too difficult to pull a list of children from a household under 13 years old, and allow online donations to be made in their behalf so that they show up on their own statements. For now I'll have to make the donation and then ask the clerk to manually transfer it to my children?

Re: Donations for Minors

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:24 pm
by russellhltn
preston.baxter wrote:For now I'll have to make the donation and then ask the clerk to manually transfer it to my children?

There's still the gray envelope that you give to a bishopric member.