IRS Announces 2019 Mileage Rates
IRS Announces 2019 Mileage Rates 
Church leaders can track and report mileage for proper reimbursement.

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the new standard mileage rates for 2019. Starting on January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be:

  • 58 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 3.5 cents from the 2018 rate
    Caught on Camera • Nuns Stole • Small Data Breaches: News Roundup 
    Recent headlines that affect churches and church leaders.
    Caught on Camera • Nuns Stole • Small Data Breaches: News Roundup

    Church Volunteer Caught on Video Abusing Child. “Officials with the North Charleston (SC) Police Department confirm they have filed 8 additional charges against Jacop Hazlett. The 28-year-old was previously charged with 1st degree Criminal Sexual Conduct of a Minor. As ...

    4 Common Mistakes in Annual Reviews of Pastors 
    And solutions to these problems to help strengthen these reviews.
    4 Common Mistakes in Annual Reviews of Pastors

    Every pastor I know wants to do a good job. The vast majority of them are willing to receive feedback. Yet many pastors get nervous about receiving an annual review. Why? Because they’ve been through a review with some of these four problems. Here’s how to solve ...

      The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2018 
      Clergy housing, avoiding scams, and itemizations top the list of readers’ clicks this year.
      The Top 10 Church Management Articles of 2018

      The most popular articles in 2018 on ManagingYourChurch.com show an acute interest in the big legal story this year: what’s happening with the clergy housing allowance. Apart from those pieces (below), readers also showed interest—via page views—in being aware ...

      Hey, Fletch: Can My Church Force Me to Retire at Age 65? 
      The legal and ministry considerations of an age-based retirement policy.
      Hey, Fletch: Can My Church Force Me to Retire at Age 65?

      In this regular column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.org founder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

      Hey, Fletch: What Should I Look for in an Online Giving Platform? 
      Four values every church should consider before making a choice.
      Hey, Fletch: What Should I Look for in an Online Giving Platform?

      In this regular column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.org founder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

      Provide a Notice to Donors 
      Now is a good time to give contributors this important filing information.
      Provide a Notice to Donors

      Donors should be advised in the church bulletin or newsletter, on the church website, or in a letter from the church, not to file their federal income tax return before they receive their contribution summary from the church. Donors may not be able to deduct individual contributions ...

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      Creating a Disaster Preparation and Response Plan

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      Learn the steps you can take now so you are ready to respond if a crisis unfolds.
      Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

      Your Guide To Employee Handbooks Subscriber access only

      If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.