Expenses Paid for by Parishioner with Receipt

by Andrew

I occasionally have a parishioner turn in a receipt for items they have purchased as a giving item. How do I treat these as far as giving records? Strictly speaking they are non-cash, but it would not be any different if I cut them a reimbursement check and the gave it back. To be clear, some of these items are reimbursable and some are not.

Comments for Expenses Paid for by Parishioner with Receipt

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 25, 2015
Parishioner with receipt. . .
by: Lewis in NC

Ideally the church should have a written policy on how to handle these to be consistent with all parishoners. The church I worked for acknowledged these noncash donations with a letter to the individual and their original receipts remained with them for their tax files.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Contributions Q&A.

Need a Consultation, help setting up an effective Accounting System, or someone to do your monthly bookkeeping and/or payroll?

Recommended Resource!

Online classes/courses on how to use QuickBooks for a church! 

Click here for more details!

Use coupon code "FCA" for 10% discount!