The Donation

After answering the phone, Father Murphy was surprised to learn he was speaking with an IRS tax auditor.

“This is a church, and we are exempt from paying taxes,” the priest remarked.

“We are not interested your church,” explained the auditor. “One of your parishioners, Harold Bixby, indicated that he gave a $15,000 donation to the church last year. Can you verify if this is the truth?”

The priest smiled and said, “The check hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m sure I’ll have it when I remind dear Harold.”

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