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Church Finance Today

September 2016
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The Financial Health of Pastors

The Financial Health of Pastors Member access only

New study points out key issues as churches seek long-term solutions.

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Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

September 15, 2016

  • Ministers (who have not elected voluntary withholding) and self-employed workers must file their third quarterly estimated federal tax payment for 2016 by this date (a similar rule applies in many states to payments of estimated state taxes). Nonminister employees of churches that filed a timely Form 8274 (waiving the church’s obligation to withhold and pay FICA taxes) are treated as self-employed for Social Security, and as a result, are subject to the estimated tax deadlines with respect to their selfemployment (Social Security) taxes unless they ask their employing church to withhold an additional amount of income taxes from each paycheck (use a new Form W-4 to make this request) that will be sufficient to cover self-employment taxes.

Semiweekly requirements, September/October 2016

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2016 the lookback period is July ...

Monthly requirements, September/October 2016

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2016 the lookback period is July ...

How Much Financial Stress Do Pastors Experience?

How Much Financial Stress Do Pastors Experience?

"How much stress, worry, or concern, does your household's financial situation cause you?"

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Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

Your Guide To Employee Handbooks Member access only

If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.
2019 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2019 Church & Clergy Tax Guide Member access only

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.