Year of deductibility of year-end contributions
The IRS states that contributions are deductible in the year made. Checks will count as a 2023 contribution as long as they are mailed in 2023 and clear shortly thereafter. Donations made online or charged to a credit card will count as a 2023 contribution as long as they are posted in 2023. At Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church we will follow these guidelines as we want to have full integrity regarding the timeliness and cut-off of year-end contributions.
1) A check written and/or dated in December 2023 but placed in the church offering in January 2023 will be a year 2023 contribution.
2) A check written and postmarked in December 2023 is a year 2023 contribution, even if it’s not received until January 2024.
3) A check written in December 2023 but not postmarked until January 2024 is a year 2024 contribution.
4) Credit card contributions that are posted before the end of 2023 count for 2023, even if the credit card bill isn’t paid until 2024
For gifts of securities, please contact the church office or email Tessa Wright, Treasurer
If you have further questions regarding contributions to the ministry and mission of Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church, please call the church office at 910-256-3682 or email the office via firstname.lastname@example.org.