Church Finance Today

May 2019
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Feature Article

Determining Financial Policies for Your Church

Determining Financial Policies for Your Church Member access only

How to identify the policies needed for sound financial management.


Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

June 30, 2019

Now is a good time to review the 2019 housing or parsonage allowances designated for all ministers on staff. If an allowance designated for 2019 is clearly ...

May 15, 2019

  • An annual information return (Form 990) for tax-exempt organizations is due by this date for 2018. Form 990 summarizes revenue, expenses, and services rendered. Organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code must report additional information on Schedule A. Churches, conventions and associations of churches, “integrated auxiliaries” of churches, and church-affiliated elementary and secondary schools are among the organizations that are exempt from this reporting requirement. Organizations not exempt from this reporting requirement must file the Form 990 if they normally have annual gross receipts of $25,000 or more.

May 10, 2019

Churches having nonminister employees (or one or more ministers who report their federal income taxes as employees and who have elected voluntary withholding) ...