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Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 1992
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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Wisconsin
Contracts

Legal Liability of a Church Board Subscriber access only

A court recently made an important decision.

Standard Business Mileage Rate for 1992 Subscriber access only

The IRS has announced the new rate.
New Jersey

Priest's Lawsuit Against Diocese Subscriber access only

Court rules that it cannot resolve the case.
Federal

Religious and Sex Discrimination in Religious Organizations Subscriber access only

Can a former employee sue a religious organization for discrimination?
Tennessee
Confidential and Privileged Communications

Spiritual Counsel and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

When is a conversation protected?
Pennsylvania
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Denominations' Liability for Injuries Occurring on Church Property Subscriber access only

Who is liable when someone is injured on church property?
Minnesota

Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Subscriber access only

Can religious organizations discriminate on this basis?
Federal

Plaintiffs' Refusal to Swear Under Oath Subscriber access only

Court rules that lawsuit cannot be dismissed because of a plaintiff's refusal to swear under oath.

Health Care and Insurance Subscriber access only

Calls for a national health care program will intensify.

Undeliverable 1990 Refund Checks Subscriber access only

The IRS is holding more than $25 million of checks.
Virginia
Marriage

Can a court force a mother to take her son to church? Subscriber access only

The state may not require any citizen to attend religious services.
South Carolina
Church Property Disputes

Church Property and Withdrawal from a Denomination Subscriber access only

A local church may lose its property upon leaving its denomination.
Iowa

"Use Taxes" and Churches Subscriber access only

Use taxes are designed to prevent the avoidance of sales tax.
South Carolina
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Unincorporated Churches and Members' Lawsuits Subscriber access only

Can an unincorporated church be sued by a member?

Acknowledgment of Donors and the Unrelated Business Income Tax Subscriber access only

Recognition of a corporation as a donor does not constitute unrelated business.
Ohio
Zoning

Zoning Law and Church Property Subscriber access only

Does a Little League program violate zoning law?
Alabama
Zoning

Church Parking Lots and Zoning Law Subscriber access only

Court rules that a church's planned parking lot would violate zoning law.
New Jersey
Zoning

Zoning Law and the Civil Rights Act Subscriber access only

Church sues for damages due to a city's unconstitutional actions.

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FREE: 70 Insights to Keep Your Church Safe, Legal, and Financially Sound

FREE: 70 Insights to Keep Your Church Safe, Legal, and Financially Sound Subscriber access only

Tips on important topics from our resources.
Understanding Church Insurance

Understanding Church Insurance Subscriber access only

Understand your church's insurance needs to be assured you have adequate coverage.