Tax ID numbers....Does each Ward have one?

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Re: Tax ID numbers....Does each Ward have one?

Postby waynecooke » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:20 pm

For future reference in a situation such as yours, I would recommend working through LDS Philanthropies. Your donation there can be directed to any of the Church contribution accounts, tithing, fast offering, etc. In the past, you could not contribute to a ward missionary fund, but it appears from their page that you are now able to do so.

I am sure this was a 'mis-type'. Tithing cannot be paid through LDS Philanthropies. It is true that Humanitarian can, as I have done for a few years, but Tithing cannot. According to the LDS Philanthropies website: https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/curre ... ortunities donations can be made to the four Church colleges and Pathways, Humanitarian Services, Church General Fund (which I was not aware of), Family History/FamilySearch Fund, Perpetual Education Fund, General Missionary Fund. In other words, basically the non-tithing options on the donation slip.

One of the advantages of using LDS Philanthropies for donations to the places they allow, is you can have them charged to your credit card, and get what ever benefits you get from it. Since we now have the Online option for paying tithing and F.O., we should never have to write another check to the Church. ;) .

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Re: Tax ID numbers....Does each Ward have one?

Postby waynecooke » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:07 pm

lajackson wrote:
For future reference in a situation such as yours, I would recommend working through LDS Philanthropies. Your donation there can be directed to any of the Church contribution accounts, tithing, fast offering, etc. In the past, you could not contribute to a ward missionary fund, but it appears from their page that you are now able to do so.

Even though that page refers to IRA qualified charitable distributions, the same process works for other donations on your behalf from various institutions, as well. There is a phone number to call where you will be able to get answers to specific questions you may have. The EIN to be used is also on that page.



I am sure this was a 'mis-type'. Tithing cannot be paid through LDS Philanthropies. It is true that Humanitarian can, as I have done for a few years, but Tithing cannot. According to the LDS Philanthropies website: https://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/curre ... ortunities donations can be made to the four Church colleges and Pathways, Humanitarian Services, Church General Fund (which I was not aware of), Family History/FamilySearch Fund, Perpetual Education Fund, General Missionary Fund. In other words, basically the non-tithing options on the donation slip.

One of the advantages of using LDS Philanthropies for donations to the places they allow, is you can have them charged to your credit card, and get what ever benefits you get from it. Since we now have the Online option for paying tithing and F.O., we should never have to write another check to the Church. ;) .

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Re: Tax ID numbers....Does each Ward have one?

Postby lajackson » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:36 pm

waynecooke wrote:I am sure this was a 'mis-type'. Tithing cannot be paid through LDS Philanthropies.

It appears that you are correct about tithing not being paid through LDS Philanthropies. But in looking back over that page again, it also appears that you can make IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution contributions that include Tithing by contacting the Donations Department, according to the instructions on that same LDS Philanthropies page. The page includes information about both kinds of contributions with two different contact points to coordinate the transfer from an IRA.

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Re: Tax ID numbers....Does each Ward have one?

Postby waynecooke » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:06 pm

And you had better be sure I am going to do that this year, use my 'pre-tax' dollars to pay Tithing. It makes a lot of sense to me.


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