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January/February 2009
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Feature Article

Church and Clergy Tax Developments in 2008: 2008 in Review Member access only

46 of the most important tax highlights.


Lead Paint on Church Property Member access only

A risk management checklist.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Enforcement of Charitable Trusts Member access only

Not all beneficiaries have the right to enforce the terms of a charitable trust.
Employment Practices

FLSA and the Ministerial Exception Member access only

A minister's claims to the minimum wage and overtime wage cannot be resolved by civil courts.
Marriage and Divorce

Minister Sanctioned for Failure to Follow State Marriage Requirements Member access only

Familiarize yourself with state laws regarding marriage.
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Wills and Legal Formalities Member access only

When drafting a will, consult with an attorney to ensure the document's validity.



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Church Finance

Church Finance Member access only

Learn about budgeting, financial reporting, tax compliance, insurance coverage, and more.
Pastor, Church & Law, Fifth Edition

Pastor, Church & Law, Fifth Edition Member access only

Learn which local, state, and federal laws apply to religious organizations.