PAY YOUR LDS CONTRIBUTIONS VIA BILL PAYMENT SERVICES
The LDS Church is now accepting contributions that are made through your Bank's Bill Payment services account. You can make all of your LDS donations this way except for contributions for "Ward Fast Offerings" and "Ward Missionary" contributions. Donations to these must still be made through your local Ward. The Church will provide monthly statements and an annual statement showing the contributions you have made to the different funds (Tithing, General Missionary, PEF etc .). The Church will not provide statements to your Ward. Also, the Church will send the monthly statements via mail or email (we recommend email).
For many that are homebound, elderly, traveling, out of the country, in the military, serving missions, etc .This is an easy way to make your Church contributions. This is also very convenient way for those members that may be making large contributions that prefer they not go through their local ward.
Here are the steps to
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2. Follow the instructions below in setting up your Bill Payment Services
3. Make your contributions
4. Review your monthly statements received from the Church to verify the contributions are recorded accurately
The following are the instructions provided by the Church for setting up contributions using your Bill Payment Services.
Electronic Donations to Church Headquarters Through Bill Payment Service
Donations through bill payment services can be accepted for: Tithing, General Fast Offerings, General Missionary Fund (no Ward Missionary option is available through bill pay), Book of Mormon Fund, PEF (Perpetual Education Fund), and "Other" (the General Humanitarian Aid Fund). Bill payment donations cannot accommodate requests to send funds to a ward for fast offerings or missionary support. If you wish to give to your local fast offering or ward missionary fund you will need to give the donation directly to your ward.
In order for your donations to correctly post to your desired categories at church headquarters you must set up separate bill payments for each category to which you wish to donate. For example, if you would like to make a tithing donation and a donation for the General Missionary Fund, you must setup a bill-payment instruction named "LDS-Tithing" and a separate one named "LDS-Missionary (General)" on your banks' bill payment system. The EXACT category names must be used and are case sensitive. Shown below are the exact names that must be used for the various donation categories:
LDS-Book of Mormon
As part of setting up your bill pay instruction, your bank will ask you to input your account number with the party to whom you are making the payment. This account number is your church membership number. You can get your membership number from your ward clerk or it can be found on your temple recommend. Please input your membership number in this format: ###-####-#### all leading zeros and dashes are necessary.
During the bill pay set up, your bank will also ask for the address and telephone number of the church. Please use the following address for all of the donations categories listed above:
Please input this address EXACTLY as it shows here:
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
The bill payment service cannot send your donation to the Church electronically unless the category name and address for the church are identical to those listed above. It is also critical that your membership number is entered as the bill pay account number exactly as described above.
Monthly confirmations will be mailed to allow you to verify that your donation was received and allocated correctly. Tax valid receipts will also be mailed after each year end. Please contact our office if you have any additional questions.
DONATIONS TO HAITI RELIEF ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE ON YOUR 2009 TAX RETURN
Donations to the Haiti Relief are tax deductible on your 2009 tax
return if you make a contribution before the end of February 2010.