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Church Finance Today

September 2017
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Workers' Compensation: Who Is - and Isn't - Covered?

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A look at how churches should weigh costs and coverages.

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Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

September 15, 2017

  • Ministers (who have not elected voluntary withholding) and self-employed workers must file their third quarterly estimated federal tax payment for 2017 by this date (a similar rule applies in many states to payments of estimated state taxes). Nonminister employees 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 self-employment (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 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 ...

Monthly requirements, September/October 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 ...

How Important Is Generosity to Christians?

How Important Is Generosity to Christians?

Infographic: Four generations of believers reveal how important it is to practice some form of generosity.
Child Sexual Abuse Response Plan

Child Sexual Abuse Response Plan

Put a plan into action to prevent child sexual abuse from happening in your church.
Liability & Church and State Issues: Volume 4 of Pastor, Church & Law

Liability & Church and State Issues: Volume 4 of Pastor, Church & Law

Learn which local, state, and federal laws apply to religious organizations.