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Where Tithing Money Goes

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What happens to the money you pay for tithing?

where tithing money goes
  • You earn money.

  • You donate 10 percent of your income for tithing (see Doctrine and Covenants 119).

  • You give your tithing to a member of your bishopric or branch presidency or submit it online at donations.lds.org.

  • At Church headquarters, the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and Presiding Bishopric are the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes (see Doctrine and Covenants 120). As directed by the Lord, they make inspired decisions on how these sacred tithing funds will be used.

Tithing may be used for:

  • Constructing and maintaining temples, churches, and other Church-owned buildings

  • Operating Church-education programs

  • Printing scriptures and other materials

  • Doing family history research

  • Providing welfare and humanitarian efforts

  • Doing missionary work

  • Providing Church activities for fellowshipping among ward or branch members