Tithe

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Tithe

Ten percent of one's income or production donated to a religious institution. Historically, one could pay a tithe in cash or in kind. In a few jurisdictions, tithes are enforced by law. More broadly, a tithe may refer to a religious donation, even if it is less than 10% of one's income.
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The majority of respondents would not deduct federal and state taxes before tithing their paychecks, and there is solid consensus that disability and unemployment benefits should be tithed.
Having received a sizable gift or inheritance does not seem to affect individuals' views of whether gifts and inheritances should be tithed.