In the United States LDS Church finances are not transparent because of its legal status as a corporation sole. This is not the case in certain Commonwealth nations where the church is generally registered as a charitable trust. As a charitable trust there is a legal imperative to publish its annual financial records. In this podcast Chris Mace (Yorkshire) provides an overview of the publically available financial reports from Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
While clearly not an analysis of Salt Lake City’s books it is indicative of some interesting patterns in the church’s spending priorities and charitable interests.