I have been doing the Accounts for our Local Congregation now for 3 years. I just thought, wow our local expenses total just $500 a month, yet we have an ongoing expense each month of $600 for the KH Expansion Work(ie:World Wide Work), $60 for the Traveling Overseer Insurance and $54 for the Local Kingdom Hall Insurance, in addition to the Operating Committee expense of $525.
So, our one Congregation sends $714 a month plus what the Publishers contribute towards the World Wide Work usually between $600 to $700 per month. In other words, we are at least sending, for our little Congregation of 75 Publishers, $1314 a month! What other Religion or Church sends this kind of Money per Month to the Mother Organization?
That's $8568 a year. If there are 120,000 Congregations, that would come out to over a BILLION DOLLARS a year of tax free money!!!!