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When Churches Neglect Payroll Taxes
When Churches Neglect Payroll Taxes
Experts say this is an all-too-common problem—and one church leaders cannot ignore.

For about five years, a financial secretary for a 200-member church quit sending payroll tax money to the Internal Revenue Service.

Instead, she pocketed the funds.

When the IRS came knocking on the church’s door, it owed about $350,000, including penalties and interest, recalled Frank Sommerville, an attorney, CPA, and editorial advisor for Church Finance Today.

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