Contributions on behalf of a third party

by kmborg

Situation: Contributor A writes contribution (tithe) check to church for stated amount. On Memo Line Contributor A writes "to be credited to Contributor B".

How is the contribution to be recorded?

In the name of Contributor A or in the name of Contributor B?

My situation is an aunt making tithe contributions for a niece who is out of the country. I am presuming the niece is sending the aunt the money, not via a check, and requesting aunt to make tithe contribution to home church.

It had been the advice of several other church treasurers that the contribution had to be recorded under the name on the check. Appreciate your input.

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Feb 19, 2015
Contributions on behalf of a third party. . .
by: Lewis in NC

If a contributor is out of the country and sends cash, then put the cash in an envelope with instructions on which fund contributed to written on the envelope and give to the church.

Keep the accounting simple; if contributor A sends a check, then give credit to A. If contributor B writes and sends a check, then give credit to contributor B. The contributor should adapt to the logic of the paper trail of proper accounting.

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