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Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2017
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Feature Article

Is Your Church Breaking Public Accommodations Laws?

Is Your Church Breaking Public Accommodations Laws? Subscriber access only

To answer this question, churches must be well-versed in federal, state, and local laws.

Articles

Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
In Brief

In Brief

Key news recaps

Illinois Conversion Therapy Ban Doesn’t Apply to Pastors Subscriber access only

Court says pastoral counseling isn’t “trade or commerce.”
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

August 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) ...

July 31, 2017

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, 2017

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

Monthly requirements, July/August 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, July/August 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 ...

Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue?

Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue?

How unrelated business income, and the possible taxes owed from it, works for churches.
Employment and Tax Status of Clergy

Employment and Tax Status of Clergy

With this tool, pastors can understand their tax status and systemize their payments.