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Q&A: Are Donations Given for a New Minister of Music Tax Deductible?

Tax-deductible donations can be designated for a specific ministry purpose.

Q&A: Are Donations Given for a New Minister of Music Tax Deductible?

Our church would like to hire a new minister of music, but tithes and offerings will not cover it. Members are making special contributions to the budget for the purpose of providing a salary for a future minister of music. Are these contributions tax-deductible for donors?

Tax-deductible donations cannot be specified for an individual but they can be designated for a specific ministry purpose. As long as the donations are not given for a specific individual but for the church to create a minister of music position and fund it, the donations are tax-deductible

Vonna Laue has worked with ministries and churches for more than 20 years. Vonna was a partner with a national CPA firm serving not-for-profit entities through audit, review, tax, and advisory services. Most recently, she held the role of executive vice president for a Christian ministry that works to enhance trust in the church and ministry community.

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