Acknowledgement of money gifts to Foundation to be included on annual giving statement from the church

by John Kojima
(Honolulu, Hawaii)

Our church has a separate Foundation to administer funds donated to specific Trusts. It has been our practice to send out an acknowledgement and thank you letter to donors. A member who also makes regular weekly giving donations to the church has asked if we can include the donations to the Foundation along with the annual giving statement of gifts to the Church. He appreciates the acknowledgement letter, but for ease in filing his taxes would like all his gifts combined on one statement. Both the church and the Foundation have the same taxpayer I.D. number. There is a concern that we should not send out both an acknowledgement letter AND include the amount on the annual giving statement. Is this concern warranted?

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Jul 23, 2012
acknowledgement of money gifts
by: Anonymous in NC

With only one tax ID number, it sounds like they could be placed on one statement for everyone, but to be on the safe side I would call the IRS toll free number and talk to someone in the churches and nonprofits department about this.

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