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Gain valuable understanding of how unique, and often confusing, tax laws apply to churches and clergy, plus timely information on how to comply.

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Facing a Future Without the Clergy Housing Allowance

Facing a Future Without the Clergy Housing Allowance Subscriber access only

Ways churches can prepare should this tax benefit ever go away.
Ten Tax Developments Affecting Churches and Clergy in 2018

Ten Tax Developments Affecting Churches and Clergy in 2018 Subscriber access only

Housing allowance challenge, tax reform top this year’s list of unfolding changes.

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

January 1, 2018

• Employees and employers each pay Social Security and Medicare taxes equal to 7.65 percent ...

January 15, 2018

Ministers (who have not elected voluntary withholding) and self-employed workers must file their ...

Tax Topics
  • Church Expenses
    Receipts, reimbursements, mileage, IRS audits
  • Church Income
    Charitable contributions, Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT), sales taxes, restricted gifts
  • Clergy
    Exemptions, filing tax returns, housing allowance, definitions, withholdings, penalties, audit risk, estimated taxes, Social Security reporting requirements, taxable income, love gifts, retirement gifts
  • Exemption
    501(c)(3), property tax, sales tax, political activity
  • Payroll & Benefits
    Taxable and nontaxable
The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards

The 4 Hour Legal Training Program for Church Boards Subscriber access only

Understand key legal concepts necessary to protect the board and the church.
Safe Ways to Handle Your Church’s Money

Safe Ways to Handle Your Church’s Money  Subscriber access only

Includes an assessment, tips to prevent embezzlement, benefits of audits and more.