Senior Missionary Couples - Ward Missionary Accounts

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Postby geowizrd » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:53 pm

there are now two additional letters available on this subject in the official communication library dated 10dec2011 that clarify some, though not all, of the issues discussed above. note that this means that stake presidents/bishops will receive their hard copies via snail mail sometime early next year. :)

https://lds.org/letters/document/pdf?item=10229&clang=eng

https://lds.org/letters/document/pdf?item=10230&clang=eng

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Postby allenjpl » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:23 pm

geowizrd wrote:there are now two additional letters available on this subject in the official communication library dated 10dec2011 that clarify some, though not all, of the issues discussed above. note that this means that stake presidents/bishops will receive their hard copies via snail mail sometime early next year. :)

https://lds.org/letters/document/pdf?item=10229&clang=eng

https://lds.org/letters/document/pdf?item=10230&clang=eng


Given that a great many of us can't access the OCL, would you mind summarizing?

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Postby johnshaw » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:36 pm

For a good summary, read the first post in the thread. :)

In addition, it states that Bishops should proactively reach out to couples serving from their units to start this process moving forward and to reach out to those newly called.

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Postby ralitaco » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:13 pm

I see this thread has been inactive for a few months, but I am confused by this very issue...today.
My ward has a senior couple that left a 3 months ago and MLS has deducted several hundred dollars each month from "their" missionary account.
is this correct. I mean from what I read above that was not supposed to happen.
I have emailed but have not yet received a response.
has anyone else seen this?
Thanks

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Postby johnshaw » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:09 am

ralitaco,

If the missionary department is 'charging' your Senior Couple's missionary account that means that the mission they are serving in and from are 'qualifying' areas where this new program was implemented starting in January. The Senior Couple coordinated with their mission to provide the amount of money as a qualified expense to pay directly to their home ward Missionary account. What HASN'T happened, is the Ward clerk and the couple made arrangements for the money they should be contributing each month to be paid to the ward rather than???? the mission??? It may be that the couple was told the clerk would contact them, either way, I would call them, and figure out how to start receiving their donations to balance their account, just like you would for a young missionary's $400 per month expense.

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Re: Senior Missionary Couples - Ward Missionary Accounts

Postby bconrad » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:57 am

We are a senior couple who contributed our estimated total housing before leaving, then found out it will not be enough. Others are/will be helping. How can we get periodic reports letting us know expenses and incoming funds? Our financial clerks doesn't know how to produce such a report...

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Postby Gary_Miller » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:22 pm

bconrad wrote:We are a senior couple who contributed our estimated total housing before leaving, then found out it will not be enough. Others are/will be helping. How can we get periodic reports letting us know expenses and incoming funds? Our financial clerks doesn't know how to produce such a report...

The report will need to be ran from your home ward. Your home ward clerks can give you a detail report on whats happening in your account, although I would recommend a summary report as the detail report will show who made the donation. They just need to go to the finance section of MLS and run an expense report.

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Re: Senior Missionary Couples - Ward Missionary Accounts

Postby ronbrock » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:44 pm

Keeping it simple. I understand that up to 1400 per month is tax deductible for housing and utilities. Also travel that is not reimbursed. Right ?
Any other expenses detectable?

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Postby Gary_Miller » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:39 pm

ronbrock wrote:Keeping it simple. I understand that up to 1400 per month is tax deductible for housing and utilities. Also travel that is not reimbursed. Right ?
Any other expenses detectable?


I would contact you tax preparer for tax deductions information.

I know anything paid to the missionary fund would be tax deductible. Travel would be done using the mileage deduction for charitable organizations. There could be other deductions that you tax preparer may be able to help you with.


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