Tithing Declaration of Children

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Re: Tithing Declaration of Children

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bbuyack wrote:We checked the handbook and all it says is church headquarters will give direction on tithing settlement.
Direction on tithing settlement is contained in the Notice from the Office of the Presiding Bishopric dated September 15, 2016, and at the Help Center under Conducting Tithing Settlement.
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Re: Tithing Declaration of Children

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Keep in mind that it's possible to be a full tithe payer without paying any tithing. A person who receives zero income can pay zero tithing and is still considered a full tithe payer. 10% of 0 is 0. Such is the case for children or other dependents who are unable to work, stay-at-home parents, retired members living on their retirement savings, etc.
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sbradshaw wrote:Keep in mind that it's possible to be a full tithe payer without paying any tithing. A person who receives zero income can pay zero tithing and is still considered a full tithe payer. 10% of 0 is 0.
I would change "is" to "may". Although it's true that 10% of 0 is 0, it's also true that 0% of 0 is 0. A person with zero income is neither automatically a full-tithe payer nor automatically a non-tithe payer. Judgment and inspiration are required to determine the correct tithing status for a person with no income, and that is why the bishop makes the final decision.
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