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.

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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.

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