The Top 12 Tax Scams for 2015
The Top 12 Tax Scams for 2015
What church leaders need to watch out for this year.

Each year, the IRS creates a list of a dozen common tax scams that people may encounter during the year. Knowing about these scams beforehand helps church leaders avoid falling into these traps.

Phone scams appeared on the list last year, and this year it's at the very ...

Con Man Swindles Church • Tricky Business Licenses • Church v. Pot Shop: News Roundup
This week's news headlines that affect churches
Con Man Swindles Church • Tricky Business Licenses • Church v. Pot Shop: News Roundup

Con Man Swindles Church

Boston Con Man Fools Church, Takes $500,000

A Boston man has pled guilty to stealing an estimated $539,599 from an area church, according to the Boston Probation Department. He ingratiated himself to a local church and eventually made himself director ...

Why Churches Change Their Names
Here are six reasons churches take on a new name
Why Churches Change Their Names

If you want to have a major change management issue in your church, try proposing a new church name. Church members can be very attached to the current name of your church, and changing it can be a challenging process.

In this post, I offer the “why” behind ...

5 Must-Do's for Kids • Part-Time Church Help • Tips for Safer Internet Use: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
5 Must-Do's for Kids • Part-Time Church Help • Tips for Safer Internet Use: Management Roundup

1. Five must-do's to keep kids safe. "[W]hen screening either paid employees or volunteer workers, a church should (1) use a written application; (2) do reference checks; (3) con­duct criminal records checks, including a sex offender registry search of all 50 states ...

Employee Handbook Creates Uproar
What every church can learn from this archbishop's divisive changes.
Employee Handbook Creates Uproar

The archbishop of San Francisco created anger and protest over changes he sought to make in the employee handbook for the four Catholic high schools in his archdiocese, reported the San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, and other news outlets.

He's also rethinking those ...

BREAKING—New IRS Guidance on ACA Taxes and Fines
Notice provides temporary relief on $100 per day per employee penalties.
BREAKING—New IRS Guidance on ACA Taxes and Fines

Update (March 2, 2015): Since this article first published on February 26, 2015, new details have surfaced. We have provided more detail to what was previously published. —The Editors

Church Finance Todaypreviously reported churches would face a $100 per day per employee ...

How Soon Is Your Offering Deposited?
A church's recent experience underscores the importance of immediately bringing donations to the bank.
How Soon Is Your Offering Deposited?

On a Monday morning at a high school, a student found a bank envelope full of cash and checks and brought it to the police, according to the Great Falls Tribune. The envelope belonged to a church and had been dropped by a church treasurer working at the school who planned ...

Resources

Mastering Business Expenses

Mastering Business Expenses

Understand business expenses and the reimbursement laws.
Communicating During a Church Building Project

Communicating During a Church Building Project

Learn ways to keep communication at the forefront throughout your building project.