How to Pay Tithing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

by Connie Whiting

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, also called the Mormon Church, believes in the law of tithing. This law expects each member to pay 10 percent of his income to the church. Church leaders use the money for providing for the neighborhood Mormon Church's financial needs, and worldwide needs as well. Unlike other churches, Mormons do not pass a collection plate to collect the tithes.

Calculate 10 percent of your gross income. For example, for every $100 you earn, your tithing amount is $10. Set your 10 percent aside in the form of a check or cash each pay period.

Visit an LDS church for Sunday services or during one of their weekly activities .Look for a box on the wall full of small gray or white envelopes. These are tithing envelopes. Some members take several at a time so that they can prepare a tithing offering at home before services

Look inside the envelope. Inside is a slip of paper. Take out the white slip of paper with the yellow carbon copy attached.

Fill in the appropriate sections with your name, your ward or branch, and the amount of your ten percent tithe. There are also other sections for other donations to the church so write your tithing amount only next to the word "tithing"

Tear off the yellow carbon copy. This copy is for your records. Place the white slip top copy and your cash or check into the gray envelope and seal it. Give the sealed envelope to your Bishop. A Bishop presides over each individual LDS church. If he is not there, give your tithing envelope to a member of his Bishopric.


  • Prepare your tithing slip and envelope at home before the service when possible. LDS churches are usually busy after the service with members visiting in the halls or trying to see the bishop to pay their own tithing. Most Bishops have a locked drop slot on or near their office door for people to pass through already-prepared envelopes.


  • Always be sure to take your carbon copy. You may need these as proof of tithing if your original envelope is lost or when filing your taxes.

Items you will need

  • Pay stub
  • Tithing Envelope
  • Pen
  • Bishop or member of the Bishopric

About the Author

Connie Whiting has been a professional writer since 1999. She is published in Red Rock Press Anthologies and "Legacy" magazine. She is also an experienced food column writer. Past positions include certified dental assistant and virtual assistant for “Your Invisible Assistant” a service focused on travel arrangements and media writing. Currently, Connie writes for Demand Studios while pursuing an Associate of Arts.

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