Year of deductibility of year-end contributions
The IRS states that contributions are deductible in the year made. Checks will count as a 2017 contribution as long as they are mailed in 2017 and clear shortly thereafter. Donations made online or charged to a credit card will count as a 2017 contribution as long as they are posted in 2017. 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 2017 but deposited in the church offering in January 2018 will be a year 2018 contribution.
2) A check written and postmarked in December 2017 is a year 2017 contribution, even if it’s not received until January 2018.
3) A check written in December 2017 but not postmarked until January 2018 is a year 2018 contribution.
4) Credit card contributions that are posted before the end of 2017 count for 2017, even if the credit card bill isn’t paid until 2018
For gifts of securities, please instruct your broker to transfer the securities as follows:
Transfer to Scottrade
For Account of Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church
Account # 86573272
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.