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January/February 2010
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Feature Article

57 Tax Changes You Need to Know About Subscriber access only

New laws may mean lower taxes for 2009.


Should You Prepare Your Own Tax Returns? Subscriber access only

It's not as hard as you might think.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Church Business Meetings

Follow Procedural Requirements for Church Business Meetings Subscriber access only

Follow your church's bylaws and state law to ensure the validity of your membership meetings.

What's Protected by the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

Not all conversations with a minister are covered by the privilege.
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Can a Denominational Office Be Held Liable for a Pastor's Sexual Misconduct? Subscriber access only

The answer depends on several factors.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers



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Protecting Your Tax-Exempt Status

Protecting Your Tax-Exempt Status Subscriber access only

Understand the requirements of your tax-exempt status.
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.