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Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2016
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Feature Article

Assumption of Risk Forms: A Legal Blind Spot for Many Churches

Assumption of Risk Forms: A Legal Blind Spot for Many Churches Subscriber access only

Without careful legal review, these forms are useless to churches.
A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms

A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms Subscriber access only

Consider these key points in evaluating the validity of a release or assumption of risk form.

Articles

Navigating Church IT to Protect the Church

Navigating Church IT to Protect the Church Subscriber access only

Balancing risks with helpful technology for congregations and staff.
In Brief

In Brief

Key news recaps

New Overtime Rules Begin in December Subscriber access only

Changes may pose challenges to church budgets.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

August 10, 2016

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

July 31, 2016

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

July 30 , 2016

Churches hiring their first nonminister employee between April 1 and June 30 may exempt themselves from the employer’s share of Social Security ...

Semiweekly requirements, July/August 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, July/August 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 ...

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.
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.