Tithing

January 25, 2021 01:00 PM MST
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are asked to pay one-tenth of our income to the Lord through His Church. The Church's Gospel Topics page on tithing explains, “By paying tithing, Church members show their gratitude to God for their blessings and their resolve to trust in the Lord rather than in material things. They also help further the work of the Lord in the earth, blessing others of God’s children with the opportunity to learn of Him and grow in the gospel.”
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March 19, 2019 12:21 PM MDT
By the end of March 2019, members will be able to receive reimbursements for expenses incurred as a result of their calling as an electronic funds transfer to their bank accounts, according to a new notification on ChurchofJesusChrist.org/donations.
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By  LDS Living
May 14, 2018 04:43 PM MDT
Recently, the Church removed options to donate to the Temple Patron Assistance Fund and Perpetual Education Fund from the online tithing forms.
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April 17, 2018 12:21 PM MDT
During his global tour, President Russell M. Nelson became the second prophet to visit the country of Kenya. During his stay in the African nation, he told the Latter-day Saints, many who traveled for hours or days to see him, that tithing breaks the cycle of poverty. Elder Holland encouraged the African Saints to prepare for the temple. "Nothing will bless you more," he said, "nothing will unite your family more, nothing will bless your children more, nothing will bless your ancestors more."
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By  LDS Living
February 07, 2018 06:10 PM MST
Tax season is no one's favorite time of the year, but the Church has provided new online resources to make this year's process a little simpler.
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September 21, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Whether you're a member of the Church or not, anyone can create an account on lds.org and access its many resources. From tithing to family history to temples, there are lots of things you can do online with this account to keep you inspired and informed. Here are just a few.
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June 26, 2017 10:31 PM MDT
It's so inspiring seeing people living their faith and remaining vocal about it, despite fame or fortune.
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January 30, 2017 03:46 PM MST
Take a look at 3 Nephi 24 and 25. The Lord quoted two chapters from Malachi to the Nephites so that they could be included in the Nephite scriptures for the sake of future generations:
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By  LDS Living
September 23, 2016 03:52 PM MDT
John Podhoretz with the New York Post is by no means a Romney supporter. It's hard to imagine this reporter with a Romney bumper sticker considering he recently gave some criticism of the former presidential candidate that caused radio host Mark Levin to call him a "trash-mouther" who was "giving aid and comfort to Obama."
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By  LDS Living
July 20, 2016 05:50 PM MDT
Last year, Money Magazine ranked BYU as the 15th best university in the United States. Such a high ranking was a source of pride for the LDS-owned school, which subsidizes its tuition with tithing funds. Money's rankings are based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2016 07:15 PM MDT
This article explains how to pay your tithing online—including with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
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March 21, 2016 01:18 PM MDT
Though the Romney and Trump political battle continues, one surprisingly positive thing did surface from this tussle: that Donald Trump loves Mormons and admires their work ethic, industry, and generosity.
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March 11, 2016 03:25 PM MST
We love those stories of members who pay their tithing and receive miraculous financial help. But what about those members who've never had such an experience? What about those who are faithful to this commandment but always struggle to make ends meet? What about those who don't yet have a testimony of this commandment?
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January 14, 2016 01:27 PM MST
Michelle Singletary, a nationally syndicated author for The Washington Post, has been publishing a series of videos to accompany her new book, The 21 Day Financial Fast. Though not a member of the Church, Singletary devoted day four of her series to the topic of giving and tithing.
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November 17, 2015 10:13 PM MST
In 1985, a special fast for the famine victims of Ethiopia sparked a flood of donations that far exceeded the Church’s expectations. This act of generosity by Latter-day Saints marked the beginning of what would become Latter-day Saint Charities—the Church’s humanitarian organization—which has been spreading hope and healing throughout the world ever since.
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Fun
October 23, 2015 04:20 PM MDT
MR says: This is simply incredible! A movie newsreel from the Great Depression touting Mormons, the Church's Welfare Plan, and how "its members [are] the wealthiest churchgoers in the world."
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October 01, 2015 08:50 AM MDT
A lot has happened in the world and within the Church since last general conference—from the US Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage to the death of three Apostles to the dedication of four new temples. It's incredible to think just how much can change over six short months. Take a look!
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September 04, 2015 01:32 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made online tithing donations available to all wards and branches in the United States, though you can still choose to give donations or tithing to your bishop or branch president.
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August 12, 2015 03:53 PM MDT
MR says: How and when you pay your tithing is a personal decision for all of us. But find out why this Church member chooses to avoid paying tithing online.
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April 29, 2015 05:47 PM MDT
The First Presidency announced today that a new online donations website will be released this year. "Donating online is an alternate method to contribute to the Church, similar to giving the donation to your bishop or branch president," shares a new "Online Donations" page in the Help Center on LDS.org.
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April 14, 2015 06:50 PM MDT
"Sometimes, even when a miracle happens in your life, when time passes, sometimes we forget what happened," Napoleon Barillas Lopez, of Nicaragua, says. A miracle did happen for Lopez and his family, one he says, is "something for which I will be grateful all my life."
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April 08, 2015 03:26 PM MDT
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January 22, 2015 01:49 PM MST
Last night, Mitt Romney spoke to a full house at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Discussing everything from terrorism to global warming, he also shared a few bits of wisdom to help people improve their financial situation.
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January 07, 2015 04:34 PM MST
At a time when concerns about family finances are widely believed to be a leading cause of marital discord and divorce, our efforts to manage our finances wisely are perhaps more important than ever. During my adult life in the Church, I have observed a number of common financial mistakes individuals and families make that, if avoided, will lead to greater peace and financial security. Below, I summarize seven of these mistakes:
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November 10, 2014 06:44 PM MST
When it became clear that my aunt – the Sister Missionary of this series – would not recover sufficiently from her stroke to live independently again, a cousin and I cleared out her house in preparation to sell it and its contents to support our aunt in whatever time she had left. I learned a lot about this woman I had known all my life, through sorting through her belongings – that she watched late-night television and bought too many useless wonders from pitchmen; that she had cared enough about her multitudinous church service missions to save the certificates, but not enough to keep them neatly in one place; that although she did have a vast collection of margarine tubs, she had done better than many elderly people and had not hoarded plastic bags or string or rubber bands.
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July 08, 2014 04:12 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a global faith that receives funds and other donations from a variety of donors. The Church uses these charitable donations to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to care for the poor, and to strengthen members’ faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. But the details of exactly how tithing funds are used and how other donations are handled are often misconstrued. Here are five misconceptions about tithing and the truth behind them.
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Fun
May 01, 2014 01:27 PM MDT
After 25 years on the job, steelworker Lec Holmes is an expert in his field. But as he helps construct The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ second temple in Provo, Utah, he admits it’s “not like a typical [construction] job.” Not typical because of its steep pitched roofs (he’s used to square buildings with flat roofs). Not typical because of the unity among the various parties involved in construction (he says “everybody gets along”). Not typical because Mormon temples are built to the highest standards (he notes that workers at the Provo site are “more conscious on the quality of work that's done here”).
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April 11, 2014 04:03 PM MDT
With the fairly recent announcement lowering the missionary age to 19 for sisters, there has been a sharp increase in the number of young women signing up to serve missions. This is wonderful and exciting! If you are one of those young women considering serving a mission I can tell you from experience that it’s hard work and also one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.
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August 29, 2012 02:46 PM MDT
When the multimillion-dollar Teton Dam disaster struck Idaho in 1976, a force of 45,000 Latter-day Saints was deployed almost overnight to provide emergency relief. When Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Mormon relief trucks arrived before the National Guard was even allowing relief through. Massive oil spills in South Korea in late 2007 found hundreds of volunteers handling the disaster with plans, supplies and manpower within days. The 2010 Haitian earthquake catastrophe was met immediately with 160,000 pounds of food and emergency resources, and a month later, when a devastating earthquake hit Chile, an airlift of tents, tarps, supplies and even diapers was quickly deployed.The Church is interested in helping those in need become self-sufficient in the long term as well as meeting immediate needs. After the 2004 tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, LDS Humanitarian Services personnel were still working with community-based organizations to provide longer-term aid and development three years later.
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March 19, 2012 02:54 PM MDT
Nearly 90 percent of Mormons reported tithing regularly, new research shows. Researchers who presented their findings on the charitable habits of members of the Church of Jesus Church of Latter-day Saints are confident in the reliability of the responses from Mormons surveyed. Ram Cnaan, director of the Program for Religion and Social Policy Research for the University of Pennsylvania, told The Christian Post that although his research did not verify the responses from Mormons surveyed, other studies indicated that the data could be trusted.
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March 02, 2012 03:38 PM MST
Many religious traditions stress the importance of charity. But Mormons are remarkable for the amount and the precision with which they give to their church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that each Mormon in good standing should tithe 10 percent of his or her income. The money goes right to church headquarters in Salt Lake City and then is distributed back to congregations around the world.
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January 29, 2012 05:55 PM MST
MITT ROMNEY’S 2010 tax return, along with an estimated version of his 2011 filing, was released on Tuesday and attracted attention for a number of reasons — chief among them his high income and low tax rate. But the disclosure also called attention to his high level of charitable giving — much in the form of donations to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — in a nation where most donate far less.
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January 27, 2012 03:45 PM MST
Michael R. Otterson, managing director of public affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), dedicated his On Faith blog post this week to addressing the Latter-day Saint practice of tithing. “Tithing and other financial offerings are less about finances and more about personal attitude and commitment,” Otterson said.
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January 25, 2012 04:33 PM MST
Mitt Romney gave a lot of money away to charity. Phil Klein explains Typically, liberal rhetoric on taxes makes it seem as if the wealthy are getting a free ride on the backs of middle and lower-income Americans who are doing all the work and are really paying the taxes. But to put things on perspective, here’s what $3.2 million in federal taxes — Romney’s estimated 2011 burden — pays for:
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January 24, 2012 06:11 PM MST
With the release of Mitt Romney's tax records on Tuesday, the world now knows what was previously known only by a select few: Mitt and Ann Romney pay 10 percent of their income in tithing to their faith. Traditionally, tithing records are viewed as a confidential matter between members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the lay leader of their church congregation, but for the Romneys in the midst of a presidential campaign, those donations are now a matter of public record.
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August 12, 2011 04:34 PM MDT
This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and to whom did they give? How does their giving compare with their fellow Americans? And what impact did their contributions ultimately have? WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney can afford to be charitable.
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July 25, 2011 04:04 AM MDT
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read “The Lord’s Richest Blessings,” by Carl B. Pratt, Ensign, May 2011, 101.
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May 13, 2011 04:02 AM MDT
Manual 3; Supplement from "Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts Unceasingly" by President Gordon B. Hinckley
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March 18, 2011 04:00 AM MDT
Supplement from "Like a Watered Garden” by Jeffrey R. Holland
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