Frequently Asked Questions
Family Missions Company is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. As such, all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. You should speak to a certified tax professional about your particular case.
In order to deduct a single gift of $250 of more, a donor must have a statement from the non-profit noting that the donor did not receive any goods or services for their contribution. FMC sends such receipts for gifts of $250 or more on a monthly basis. To request a statement for a donation less than $250, please click the Request Tax Statement button above.
Yes. FMC mails tax statements at the end of January for all contributions totaling $250 or more over the course of the previous year.
You may request a tax statement at any time, or request to receive yearly or monthly tax statements. You can make these requests using the Request Tax Statement button above.
Gifts totaling less than $250 in a year –
No, not automatically. The IRS only requires a statement from the non-profit stating that no goods or services were received for those donations valued at $250 or more. Otherwise, you may use your bank/card statement or the image of the canceled check to claim the donation. To request a statement for a donation less than $250, please click the Request Tax Statement button above and we will be happy to provide you with a detailed receipt of your giving.
What: Personal newsletters written by the missionaries you know and support.
When: As the missionary writes them.
Thank You Newsletter
What: A collection of glory stories and reflections from the field.
When: Monthly, for three months following any donation. Sent by email for those with automatic or online donations.
What: A collection of glory stories and reflections from the field, news, event schedules, etc.
When: Semi-annual. Sent to all active contacts.
If you need to update any sensitive information (card or account numbers), you can do so one of two ways:
- By phone: You may call the office to update your information with the Partnership team (337-893-6111 x102), or if it’s more convenient, you can schedule a time for them to call you here. This method allows the donation to run on the exact same schedule.
- By submitting a new donation online: You may create a new donation on your missionary’s page or our donate page – just be sure to include in the Message field that you are updating your account info and that the old donation needs to be canceled. Be aware that if your old account has already been run for this month, this will be your second donation for the month.
Please do NOT send sensitive information (account numbers) over email or voicemail.