IRS Disallows Charitable Contributions
Hi, a member of our church is being audited by the IRS. The member gave the IRS the annual contribution statement that I provided to him.
The statement included the church name & address, the name of the member, each date during the year when contributions were made, the amount of each contribution (broken down by fund - tithe, missions, building fund, etc), check#, cash, or last 4 of debit card, a statement that no goods or services were provided in exchange, and my name and signature image.
The IRS told him that they were disallowing all his charitable contributions as this contribution statement was not sufficient.
Have you seen this before?
I would guess almost every church member uses the annual contribution statement provided to them from the church as evidence.
If the IRS disallowed his due to insufficient evidence, then the rest of the church world that filed taxes with the annual contribution statement as their evidence could be at risk. Thanks!