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September/October 2015
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Feature Article

Churches, Schools, and the Unvaccinated Movement

Churches, Schools, and the Unvaccinated Movement Subscriber access only

Recent outbreaks remind leaders of the precautions they must take.

Articles

The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Subscriber access only

A closer look at the decision's potential effects on churches and clergy.

Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay Likely to Increase Subscriber access only

Broadened salary level for non-exempt classification will affect churches.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Indiana
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Social Media and Sexual Offenses Subscriber access only

Michigan
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Ladders, Licensees, and Liability Subscriber access only

In Brief

In Brief

Key news recaps

New Statistics on Violence against Religious Organizations Subscriber access only

‘Deadly force incidents’ reaches new high, according to consultant.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

Monthly requirements, September/October 2015

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2015 the lookback period is July ...

Semiweekly requirements, September/October 2015

• If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2015 the lookback period ...

September 15, 2015

• Ministers (who have not elected voluntary withholding) and self-employed workers must file their third quarterly estimated federal tax payment ...

October 15, 2015

• Last day to file a 2014 federal income tax return for taxpayers who obtained an automatic six-month extension by filing a Form 4868 by April ...

October 30, 2015

• Churches hiring their first nonminister employee between July 1 and September 30 may exempt themselves from the employer's share of FICA ...

October 31, 2015

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

Can Church Employees Waive Overtime Pay? Subscriber access only

The FLSA provides a straightforward answer.
Understanding Your Tax-Exempt Status

Understanding Your Tax-Exempt Status

How to maintain the benefits of being tax exempt.
Church Board Guide to Developing a Risk Management Strategy

Church Board Guide to Developing a Risk Management Strategy

Learn why it is essential your church develop a risk management strategy and how to implement the strategy in your church.