Receipts will soon be mailed, donors told

An accounting software problem is to blame for thousands of tax receipts being sent out late to donors to the Anglican Journal appeal.

Larry Gee, the Journal’s business manager, reports that the bug in the accounting software has been fixed and all the 16,100 receipts will be printed and mailed by Friday, Feb. 15. “When we switched accounting systems, we ran into some technical difficulties with the tax receipt program,” said Mr. Gee. “I apologize; it’s just one of those things. We didn’t expect to have technical problems.”

Since the newspaper’s first financial appeal in 1994, the Journal has waited until the end of the calendar year to mail out tax receipts to its donors. Last year, however, the accounting problem combined with a record tally in donations to delay mailing of the receipts. For the first time, the Journal topped $500,000 in donations in 2001, beating the previous year’s total by $60,000. 

This year, the Journal will issue receipts each month as donations come in rather than wait until the end of the year, said Mr. Gee.

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