I have never paid tithing.
I understand that it’s a pretty personal topic, but I’ve got a couple of tithing scenarios which I do not fully understand.
Tithing is paid on one’s increase. No refunds are given for one’s decrease (omitting for the time being church assistance programs etc.)
So if I bought my house for $200,000 and I sell it for $300,000, do I owe the church $10,000?
Another situation would involve stock market or similar profit vehicles.
If I buy a stock at $1/share and I sell a stock at $2/share, do I owe the church $.10 for every share I sell? Would I just wait and tally all of my stock profits until the end of the year and pay on the increase?