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Church Finance Today

September 2016
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The Financial Health of Pastors

The Financial Health of Pastors Subscriber access only

New study points out key issues as churches seek long-term solutions.

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Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

September 15, 2016

  • Ministers (who have not elected voluntary withholding) and self-employed workers must file their third quarterly estimated federal tax payment for 2016 by this date (a similar rule applies in many states to payments of estimated state taxes). Nonminister employees of churches that filed a timely Form 8274 (waiving the church’s obligation to withhold and pay FICA taxes) are treated as self-employed for Social Security, and as a result, are subject to the estimated tax deadlines with respect to their selfemployment (Social Security) taxes unless they ask their employing church to withhold an additional amount of income taxes from each paycheck (use a new Form W-4 to make this request) that will be sufficient to cover self-employment taxes.

Semiweekly requirements, September/October 2016

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2016 the lookback period is July ...

Monthly requirements, September/October 2016

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2016 the lookback period is July ...

How Much Financial Stress Do Pastors Experience?

How Much Financial Stress Do Pastors Experience?

"How much stress, worry, or concern, does your household's financial situation cause you?"
Understanding Workers' Compensation

Understanding Workers' Compensation

Help your church answer questions like: who qualifies for workers' compensation?
A Clean and Healthy Nursery

A Clean and Healthy Nursery

Implement effective cleaning practices to keep your church's children healthy and safe.