Love offering

by Bob Davis
(Siler City NC USA)

If we have love offering to pastor or youth director we consider these contributions deductable. If we have love offering for individuals we make these to church and issue check to person. We consider these non-deductable.
Is this the correct way?
Thanks for your assistance.


It would all depend on how the monies were received. If the contributions were designated to a specific individual (pastor, youth director, church member, or needy individual) then the gift would not be tax deductible and you would not issue a contribution receipt for it.

If the donations were given with no designated person in mind...the donations would be tax deductible.

See my Love Offering page for guidelines on determining if love offerings are taxable income or qualify for a tax deduction.

Hope this helps,

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Apr 12, 2010
Love Offering
by: Pete

If you are collecting a love offering from a guest speaker it is income to him and deductible to the members who contribute. We have our members write their checks to our church and we count them as special offerings and give them credit. We then write one check to the speaker.

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