about MBC year-end guidelines for contributions
December 13, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY – With the end of the year in sight, there are three important guidelines to follow concerning 2005 contributions being sent to the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) according to Jay Hughes, MBC controller.
• Any contribution that should be counted as a 2005 receipt has to be postmarked on or before Dec. 31. The date written on remittance forms and checks will not be used as the receipt date.
• The MBC Financial Services office will check postmarks on mail received Jan. 3-13, 2006. Any mail received with a 2005 postmark will be posted in contribution records as Dec. 31, and be included in 2005 totals.
• Any mail postmarked Jan. 1, 2006, and after, will be counted as a 2006 contribution and included in 2006 totals.
“These guidelines are for all contributions received and distributed by the MBC, such as the Cooperative Program, the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, disaster relief contributions, birthday and anniversary offerings, etc,” Hughes said.
Questions about these guidelines should be directed to the MBC Financial Services office at 573-636-0400, ext. 374 or ext. 371.