Are Benevolence Gifts taxable to the receipient?

by Deborah
(River Vale, NJ)

Our church has a benevolence fund. A non-church member wants to donate an amount for a specific church member in need.

1) Is the recipient liable to pay taxes on this money? 2) If yes, how do we report it to them?

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May 30, 2013
Benevolence Gifts taxable to the receipient
by: Anonymous in NC

Benevolence Funds do not operate this way. Those in need must be treated equitably. Tell the nonmember to make his/her gift directly to the receipient.

Jun 04, 2013
gifts to individuals
by: Anonymous

the donation would not be counted as a deductible contribution either. look under Contributions and then Gift to individual.


Oct 03, 2013
anonymous giving
by: Anonymous

What if the giver wanted to remain anonymous ?

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