Bipartisan Effort to Repeal Tax on Fringe Benefits for Nonprofits Gains Momentum
Bipartisan Effort to Repeal Tax on Fringe Benefits for Nonprofits Gains Momentum 

The news: “Bipartisan legislation to repeal a 21-percent tax on the value of fringe benefits, such as free parking or mass transit assistance, has been introduced [recently] in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. The provision was part of the 2017 Tax ...

IRS Ramping Up Its Focus on Tax-Exempt Entities 
IRS Ramping Up Its Focus on Tax-Exempt Entities

The news: “IRS auditors who focus on tax-exempt groups will be kept busy this year. Among the issues they’ll be eyeing … Charities that run afoul of the private benefit and private inurement prohibitions. ... Misclassification of workers. And groups that operate ...

Seventh Circuit: Clergy Housing Allowance Is Constitutional 
Appellate court reverses lower court ruling, preserving valuable tax benefit.
Seventh Circuit: Clergy Housing Allowance Is Constitutional

The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago ruled Friday afternoon that the clergy housing allowance is a constitutionally permissible tax benefit.

The Seventh Circuit reversed a 2017 decision by a federal district judge in Wisconsin, which favored leaders of the ...

Association Calls for Prevention Commitment by Churches 
Association Calls for Prevention Commitment by Churches

The news: “The Board of Directors of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) approved a resolution at its semiannual meeting on March 7 lamenting the tragic violation of trust by ministers of the gospel who have sexually abused church members, and particularly children. ...

The New Overtime Rule Proposal: What Churches Should Note 
The New Overtime Rule Proposal: What Churches Should Note

On March 7, the US Department of Labor (DOL) “issued its long-awaited replacement of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's ‘white collar’ ...

A Peek Inside How Churches Spend Their Money 
The trends from the past 20 years—and how you can help us better understand them in 2019.
A Peek Inside How Churches Spend Their Money

Each month we receive questions from church leaders like you. Many of these questions share a common theme. They go something like this:

We’re a small church in Florida. We’re trying to figure out how our spending on personnel compares to other churches like us. Can ...
Miami Church Hit with $7 Million Tax Bill 
Miami Church Hit with $7 Million Tax Bill

“The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, the oldest organized congregation in the city, has been hit with a $7.1 million tax bill by the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, which claims the church has leased a portion of church grounds to a for-profit school and food trucks, ...

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