In order to be in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service, any contributions which donors wish to be credited as a 2016 contribution for IRS purposes must be received in the church office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016. If the contribution is mailed, it must be postmarked (not metered) no later than December 31, 2016. Contributions received after this date, regardless of the date on the check, must be reported as a 2017 contribution. Thank you for your cooperation in complying with this policy. IRS guidelines require that members who wish to itemize contribution deductions must have a copy of the church’s contribution report when filing an income tax return. Reports will be mailed in January.