I offer the following. Sorry if it was posted earlier...
I have two members who send me their tithing electronically. Sort of. I receive 2 checks each month made out to the ward, c/o me, and mailed to my home address. They come from a "payment proecess center" on the other side of the country from me.
I don't know how they set it up. The checks just started showing up at my house in the mail.
For those who want to pay on line, this may be an option that will satisfy both the official statement above, and those who want to pay on line.
However. Know this: It is a bit of a pain for the ward. MOST of the time, there is a "memo line" on the check that says, "Member name, tithing $XXX, FO $YYY and Ward mission $ZZZ" My clerk then needs to fill out the donation slip for him for our records. Otherwise there would be no paper trail. I suppose we could walk to the library and copy the check, but that is just as big a pain.
Once in a while, there is no memo line. We don't know what member it is for, or how the donations should be divided. Fortunately, we know which two members do this so we can call them.
I can only imagine the difficulty the Church would have, receiving hundreds or thousands of these types of donations. Either paper checks or automatic transfers. Two a month is difficult enough for us.
Why don't you pay on line like this but have the check mailed to you and you can turn it in with a donation slip? If we continue to have problems with one of our members not filling out the "memo" line, that is what I am going to ask him to do.
Honestly: It seems a bit lazy of the member to me: He is asking my clerks to do something (filling out the donation slip) that he should be doing. But I have been told I have a bad attitude about some things. I suppose I should just be grateful they are paying their tithing.