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Church Law & Tax Report

May/June 2011
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Feature Article

Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue? Subscriber access only

Understanding the unrelated business income tax.


Should Your Church Conduct Criminal Records Checks?  Subscriber access only

These factors should guide the policies set by church leaders.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Denominations - Legal Liability

Ascending Liability Claims Subscriber access only

National churches will not necessarily be held liable for the acts of local affiliates.
New York
Church Property

Neutral Principle of Law Applied to Church Property Dispute Subscriber access only

In many cases, a court may resolve a dispute over church property.
Freedom of Religion

Concealed Weapon Bans and the Constitution Subscriber access only

Court concludes that laws prohibiting concealed weapons in churches do not violate the Constitution.

Liability for Off-Site Activities Subscriber access only

Several factors determine whether an organization is liable for injuries off church property.
Employment Practices

The "Single Employer" Doctrine Subscriber access only

Determining the degree of separateness between a church and an affiliated ministry.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

Q&A: Retaining Records Subscriber access only



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Understanding Wage and Hour Laws

Understanding Wage and Hour Laws Subscriber access only

Learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it applies to churches.
Understanding Unrelated Business Income

Understanding Unrelated Business Income Subscriber access only

Richard Hammar explains how to compute and report unrelated business income.