Correcting a Fast Offering expense

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Correcting a Fast Offering expense

Postby hpaulsen » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:31 am

I was recently (re-)called to be a ward clerk. In reviewing expenses, I noticed that one fast offering reimbursement was incorrectly totaled, resulting in an over-pay of around $5. If it were a budget item, then I would request that they donate the overage to the ward and we would notate the expense to point to the correction that was taken. However, if we have the member do this for a fast offering receipt, it will incorrectly be perceived as an additional donation to Fast Offerings.

Does anyone know what the correct procedure would be? (Is there one?)

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Re: Correcting a Fast Offering expense

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:20 am

I'm not aware of one. I'm not aware of any way to re-pay Fast Offering without it being a donation.

You could call support and see what they say.
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Re: Correcting a Fast Offering expense

Postby eblood66 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:53 am

The donation could be made anonymously (which wouldn't provide any tracking that the incorrect payment was being returned) or using a non-member donor that identifies the party making the refund with a name that indicates somehow this is a refund. That way it wouldn't show up as a donation on an individuals statement but still be trackable.

Of course, if the reimbursement was to a service provider then you can probably just list them as the donor and it won't matter much because they will not be claiming a charitable tax deduction for it anyway.

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