Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Princeton Alliance Church is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.
What is the deadline for annual contributions?
Contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online Transactions must be initiated by December 31.
Can I give to a specific ministry?
We have two funds to which you can give. Our Local Ministry Fund supports Sunday and Midweek Ministries, He Cares We Care benevolence initiatives, community engagement, operations, capital improvements, and church multiplication. Our Global Ministry Fund supports the missionaries around the world as they serve at-risk children and marginalized families and engage in creative church planting.
Do you accept car donations?
Yes. Our car ministry is designed to provide vehicle donations to single moms in need. We recognize that transportation to employment is often key to a family getting on its feet. With this in mind, we receive donated vehicles, repair them and give them away to those who qualify.
How do I give?
You can use most debit or credit cards when giving online or take advantage of the e-check option. Cash or checks (payable to PAC) can be placed in the weekend offering. We accept donations of stock to our Schwab account #7228-9124. The account name is Princeton Alliance Church. Use DTC #0164 Code 40 to make your transfer. Please contact the church office (609.799.9000) with the name, number of shares and fund to which you'd like to designate your donation.
Do you accept matching gifts?
Yes. Many employers offer matching gift programs. Your HR Department can provide you with details. Donate to our He Cares We Care Ministry through your employer's United Way campaign, code 029190 (NY/NJ) or 48066 (South Eastern PA).
Are other contributions such as volunteer work or retreat registration fees tax deductible?
The value of personal services cannot be deducted as a contribution. However, by maintaining accurate records, the volunteer may be able to deduct unreimbursed expenses for materials purchased and miles driven in service for the charitable organization. Event fees are deductible only to the extent that they exceed the value of any benefit received by the donor in return for the contribution. Only that portion would qualify. Further instructions about deductions are available in the IRS publication on charitable contributions.
Are there limits to the total amount that can be deducted as charitable giving?
Yes. Ordinarily, a contribution deduction cannot exceed 50% of a donor's adjusted gross income (a 30% rule applies in come cases). Donors who exceed these limits may be able to "carry over" their excess contribution and deduct it in future years. We recommend you consult a tax professional and/or read the IRS publication on charitable contributions.
Should I tithe based on my pre-tax or after-tax income?
The most common view is that gross earnings are the amount of God's provision, and the tithe should be based on one-tenth of God's provision. Taxes are generally considered payment for the privileges and services provided by the government. Though Scripture doesn't use the literal terms "net" or "gross," it's important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God.
What if I don’t have enough money to tithe?
Giving 10% of your income to your church can be a big commitment. But if Scripture tells us to honor God with our first fruits, and our blessings will be overflowing, we must learn to trust that He is faithful to provide. God wants us to trust Him. Seek His guidance in how much you should give, and He will honor your faithfulness and obedience.
Why do you accept credit cards?
Used within the parameters for which they were originally created, debit and credit cards can be efficient tools for payments and purchases. Many people use them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, paying off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a credit or debit card to tithe. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
Still have questions? We’re here to help. Email us or call 609.799.9000 x49