Contribution Guidelines

 

Type of Contribution

Report in year

2017

2018

Cash

Cash donations/offerings received by December 31

X

 

Checks

Checks written in December 2017 and deposited in the mail and postmarked in December 2017, but not received by the church until January 2018

X

 

Checks written in December 2017 and deposited in church offering in January 2018

 

X

Checks written and deposited in church offering in January 2018 but “backdated” to December 2017

 

X

Checks written and deposited in church offering in December 2017 but “postdated” to January 2018

 

X

Checks written in December 2017 but not postmarked until January 2018, and not received by the church until January 2018

 

X

Credit Cards

Credit Card tithe envelopes received and processed by December 31, 2017

X

 

Credit Card tithe envelopes postmarked in December 2017 and received in January 2018

 X

 

Online Giving (Adventistgiving)

Online Giving processed by December 31, 2017, but posted on Bank Account in January 2018

X

 

 

Please put the following notice in the church bulletin:

Important Notice:  To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, please do not file your 2017 income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax-deductible if you file your tax return before receiving a written acknowledgment of your contributions from the church.

 

 

Annual Reporting Requirements for Payments to Independent Contractors

Please obtain the Social Security Number and Address of independent contractors paid by the church to perform services (see attached form W-9). This information will be needed to prepare the 1099MISC Forms that are due to the contractors by January 31, 2018, and to the IRS by January 31, 2018. 

Please contact the Auditing Department at the Conference Office for assistance with the preparation of these forms at (559) 347-3146 or auditassist@cccsda.org.