New Email Scam Targets Payroll
New Email Scam Targets Payroll 
Churches should verify that requests for bank account changes are legitimate.

A new email scam poses a significant threat to employers including churches, says Batts Morrison Wales & Lee (BMWL). The accounting firm issued this warning on September 13:

BMWL has learned from multiple sources about a new attempted scam related to employee payroll direct ...
Is Your Church Paying Fair Salaries? 
Attracting and keeping quality employees while practicing good stewardship.
Is Your Church Paying Fair Salaries?

One of the most common questions we get when helping churches manage their employee search relates to compensation. While I wish there was a one-size-fits-all answer for this question, the truth is that every church is unique and needs to answer this question for itself.

When ...

    The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology 
    Before your next tech purchase, use these three tips.
    The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology

    Years ago, my firm researched the current tech directions and strategies in play at the time and decided to buy what looked like a very promising technology platform. It meant our computer would cost a bit more than most, but the benefits looked promising.

    The newer technology ...

    Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money 
    New survey results provide insights on budget trends and decisions nationwide.
    Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money

    Churches allocate nearly half of their budgets to staff compensation, according to the recently completed 2019 Church Budget Priorities Study from Church Law & Tax.

    The finding closely mirrors findings from its predecessor in 2014—but compared to surveys conducted in ...

    Why "Legal" Matters More Than Ever 
    Churches can no longer fly under the radar, explains attorney Erika Cole.
    Why "Legal" Matters More Than Ever

    Attorney Erika Cole (pictured above) developed the Church Compliance Conference in 2007 to serve churches and pastors who face legal and tax concerns.Editor Matthew Branaugh recently talked to Cole, who serves as an editorial advisor for Church Law & Tax, about legal struggles ...

    Abuse and Embezzlement—Why Churches Continue to Struggle with Both 
    XPastor.org Founder David Fletcher reflects on the sobering trends his research revealed.
    Abuse and Embezzlement—Why Churches Continue to Struggle with Both

    The fact that sexual abuse, embezzlement, and incidents of gun violence are occurring within congregations is addressed in Predators in the Church , an upcoming book by David Fletcher, who has served in church ministry for more than 35 years and runs XPastor.org, a website devoted ...

    Gas Tax Increases and Church Budgets 
    As more states reform and increase fuel taxes, the costs for reimbursing travel may go up.
    Gas Tax Increases and Church Budgets

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    From Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP):

    Illinois now enjoys the distinction of being the 31st state to raise or reform its gas tax this decade, and the fourth state to do so this year, under a bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. While state tax ...

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    The 2019 State of Church Compensation Report

    The 2019 State of Church Compensation Report Member access only

    Data and statistics about the state of church compensation in the U.S. for 2019.
    Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions

    Best Practices for Receiving Charitable Contributions  Member access only

    Practical help and clear understanding on issues surrounding charitable contributions.