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Should I Tithe on Gross or Net Income?

When it comes to giving, I get this question a lot: Should I tithe on gross or net income?

Your gross income is what you earn before taxes or other expenses are taken out.

Your net income is what you have left after taxes have been accounted for.

So which number do you give ten percent off of?

Well, it is actually the wrong question.

Second Corinthians says God loves a cheerful giver, not one who is looking to cut corners or find a loophole. Giving is a blessing to us more than anyone else.

So I’d say – start where you can and work towards your gross income when you can give cheerfully!

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