Tithing on a Tax Refund

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Tax season often brings the question of whether or not you should be tithing on your tax refund. It is income after all. The basic answer is always the same – if you think you should give then you should. If you are going to dread writing that check tithe from your income tax refund then don’t write it. The Lord loves a cheerful giver, not a reluctant one.

A more specific answer to the question about whether you should tithe from your income tax refund or not starts with how you tithe during the rest of the year. Most people tithe on the take home pay. This means that the money received from the tax refund (which is not reflected in the take home pay) has never been tithed on. In this case, tithing on the tax refund is important if you are trying to follow the letter of the law.

Anyone that tithes on their actual income – the amount you would have gotten if the government hadn’t taken such a huge portion – should not feel the burden of tithing on the tax refund. Any amount given from the refund would be an offering (above the tithe) because the tithe was given through out the year.

If you are still confused about whether you should tithe from your income tax refund or not tithe from the refund then keep this one thought in mind. You can’t out give
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