Gifts or Contributions to Visiting Foreign Ministers
by Thomas Alexander
I would like to know:
1) Can a church member make a contribution to the church, designating that particular contribution to a visiting foreign minister, and, still, claim tax-deduction? If the member is asking the church that, that contribution be given to a particular minister, how can the church have control over that contribution?
2) What are the requirements or responsibilities on the part of the church, in making such contributions to visiting foreign ministers?
Is the church required to issue a Form-1099, or get copies of the minister's passport and visa? Thanks, and blessings!