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Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2016
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Feature Article

Assumption of Risk Forms: A Legal Blind Spot for Many Churches

Assumption of Risk Forms: A Legal Blind Spot for Many Churches Member access only

Without careful legal review, these forms are useless to churches.
A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms

A 16-Point Evaluation for Assumption of Risk Forms

Consider these key points in evaluating the validity of a release or assumption of risk form.

Articles

Navigating Church IT to Protect the Church

Navigating Church IT to Protect the Church Member access only

Balancing risks with helpful technology for congregations and staff.
In Brief

In Brief

Key news recaps

New Overtime Rules Begin in December Member access only

Changes may pose challenges to church budgets.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

August 10, 2016

Churches having nonminister employees (or one or more ministers who report their federal income taxes as employees and who have elected voluntary withholding) ...

July 31, 2016

Churches having nonminister employees (or one or more ministers who report their federal income taxes as employees and who have elected voluntary withholding) ...

July 30 , 2016

Churches hiring their first nonminister employee between April 1 and June 30 may exempt themselves from the employer’s share of Social Security ...

Semiweekly requirements, July/August 2016

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2016 the lookback period is July ...

Monthly requirements, July/August 2016

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2016 the lookback period is July ...

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12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers

12 Law & Tax Guidelines for New Ministers Member access only

Essential knowledge to ensure legal and financial clarity and integrity in ministry.
Avoiding Church Lawsuits

Avoiding Church Lawsuits Member access only

Create proactive procedures to avoid common reasons why churches most often go to court.