It has been interesting to see the shift in financial strategies that the WTS is implementing recently. From reading recent threads, it appears like 'They' are adopting a tithing donation system, similar to what is practised in "those wicked churches of Christendoom".
I am curious as to who it is that stands to benefit the most tax wise in this recent shift. Whether it is the WTs themselves, or if this new arrangement will benefit some of the well-heeled JWs who flutter around in the shadows of the wings of the Great Ones.
Personally, I abhor tax law, and get angry whenever I am forced to wade through it. However, it is a necessary evil at times.
From the article Does Tithing at Church Count as a Charitable Donation?:
Federal law allows you to enjoy a tax break in the form of a deduction for charitable contributions, including donations of goods or money. You can claim the deduction for one-time donations or if you regularly tithe part of your income to your church. The Internal Revenue Service has specific rules governing deductions for charitable donations and you need to understand how they work in order to maximize your potential tax benefit.
With the new arrangements in how money is to be 'donated' to the WTS, does that mean that the Kingdom Halls will have to be responsible for handing out tax receipts? Or, do they do that already?
Does anyone on this forum claim tax deductions for the money they send to the WTS? Or for donated goods and services?