Thursday, February 20, 2014

Use Bill Pay to Pay Tithing



by Seattle Jon:

Turns out, you can pay your tithing using bill pay. Tell me this isn't the best thing you've read all day. Especially since being able to pay tithing via bill pay is one of the prophetic signs of the times mentioned in Revelations (at least according to some interpretations).

I recently used the service to pay our annual tithe to the church. For years we'd been mailing a year-end check - believe me, this is much better and the tax reporting happens automatically (I've had to make a reminder call for my tax statement the last few years). Here are the steps I went through to get set up.

Step 1 - Email LDS Donations (donations@ldschurch.org, 801-240-2554)

Ask for the bill pay setup information. They'll send you the below, which you'll fill out and return via email. Note - bill pay only works with U.S. funds from U.S. banking institutions.


Step 2 - Set Up Payees

Once you're in their database, they'll send you the following email.



Step 3 - Receive Verification of Test Donations

Two days after I sent test donations, I received the following verification. I was also told that future donations would be verified through monthly statements sent on the 5th of the following month, and that a year-end tax statement would be emailed in January of each year.

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