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Church Finance Today

May 2017
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Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

May 15, 2017

  • An annual information return (Form 990) for tax-exempt organizations is due by this date for 2016. Form 990 summarizes revenue, expenses, and services rendered. Organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code must report additional information on Schedule A. Churches, conventions and associations of churches, “integrated auxiliaries” of churches, and church-affiliated elementary and secondary schools are among the organizations that are exempt from this reporting requirement. Organizations not exempt from this reporting requirement must file the Form 990 if they normally have annual gross receipts of $25,000 or more.

May 10, 2017

Churches having nonminister employees (or one or more ministers who report their federal income taxes as employees and who have elected voluntary withholding) ...

Monthly requirements, May/June 2017

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2017, the lookback period is July ...

Semiweekly requirements, May/June 2017

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2017, the lookback period is July ...

Funding Church Plants

Funding Church Plants

Infographic: Comparing church planting beginners with planting strategists.
Whose Church Is It?

Whose Church Is It?

Is church property owned by the local church or general church?
Technology to Keep You Safe

Technology to Keep You Safe

New technologies provide more feasible means to ensure the safety of your church.