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
1. Send an email to the Church stating that you will be paying your Church
contributions via Bill Pay and that you would like to receive your monthly
statements by email.
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
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
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:
input this address EXACTLY as it shows here:
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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.
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.