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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes to the end-of-year gathering of local leaders and members about tithing.

Latter-day Saints give tithing (10% of their income) to the Church to honor God’s ancient and modern commandment to tithe (see Genesis 14:18–20Leviticus 27:30–32 and Doctrine and Covenants 119:3–4).

Tithing settlement has been an annual meeting held toward the end of each year. In it, a local bishop or branch president meets with individual Latter-day Saints and families to discuss their tithes. This will now be called “tithing declaration.” The change is intended to enhance focus on the principles and blessings of tithing. Tithing declaration will be primarily a learning experience — especially for children and youth — and an opportunity for Latter-day Saints to declare their tithing faithfulness.

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