i just got off the phone with my dad, who has some kind of responsibility in his KH, i forget all the terms now, but he does the accounting. he's told me that they no longer have congregations doing their individual tax returns, but the society does it all now.
so i innocently asked what that means "like you don't tabulate the donations anymore, you send the info to the society, and they submit it to the government?"
so, what does that mean? my knowledge of business tax returns is very limited, so why would the society choose to do these themselves rather than have individuals from each congregation do it? does it mean they control what gets submitted? the government does not track donation receipts, so the society could be submitting falsefied tax info?
perhaps there is someone here who had been accountant for their congregation back in the day, that can shed some light on what could be behind such a move.