Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2015
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Feature Article

Liability for Ignoring Donors' Designations

Liability for Ignoring Donors' Designations Member access only

Churches must honor designated contributions—or else risk refunding them.


Six Questions about the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Six Questions about the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Member access only

Richard Hammar explains what clergy and church leaders should know ahead of the June decision.

Roundtable: The State of Abuse Prevention in Churches Member access only

Experts address the challenges of handling a suspected case.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Sexual Misconduct and Church Liability Member access only

New York
Freedom of Religion

Vaccines over Religious Exercise Member access only

Employment Practices

Churches and Revoking Pension Member access only

Charitable Contributions

Substantiating Charitable Contributions Member access only

In Brief

Key news recaps

Church Investigations Prompt Lawsuit Against IRS Member access only

Plus, new child protection laws adopted in Pennsylvania.

Do Lapsed Credentials Affect a Minister’s Housing Allowance? Member access only

No precedent exists, so here’s what to look at.



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Receipts for Donors

Receipts for Donors  Member access only

16 letters and forms for providing receipts to donors for different donations.
Immigration & the Church

Immigration & the Church Member access only

Help with determining how to proceed legally with the issue of immigration