Cash - currency, checks, or electronic giving - is one of the easiest and most familiar ways to give to Immanuel. You can place your offering in the plates near the doors to the sanctuary; mail checks to the church; or donate via a few clicks on our parish website, immanuelhighlands.church. You also can establish scheduled donations from a credit card, debit card, or bank account.
Contributions made through the website incur transaction fees that reduce the amount received by the church. The fees for credit and debit card transactions represent about 3% of the gift amount and fees for automatic deductions from a bank account are about 1%. You can maximize the value of your contribution by increasing the donation to offset the associated fee, but the parish gratefully recognizes the generosity behind every gift.
Charitable contributions can only reduce your tax bill if you itemize your deductions. Those who take the standard deduction cannot deduct their charitable contributions, but legislation enacted in late 2020 extends through 2021 some pandemic-related tax benefits associated with charitable donations, making 2021 an advantageous year for contributions.
Please note that Immanuel Highlands does not render legal or tax advice. For advice and assistance in specific cases, you should obtain the services of an accountant, attorney, or other professional advisor.