Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 2016
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The Tax Code's "No Inurement" Limitation

The Tax Code's "No Inurement" Limitation Member access only

Failure to meet certain conditions can jeopardize a church's exempt status.

Articles

2016 Tax Guide Updates from Congress

Congress passes massive spending, tax bills.
Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse Member access only

Far too many churches are legally vulnerable.

In Brief

Key news recaps

IRS Drops Proposed Changes to Substantiation Rules for Charitable Contributions Member access only

But the door remains open to resurrect this or other similar proposals.

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

April 30, 2016

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

April 29, 2016

Churches hiring their first nonminister employee between January 1 and March 31, 2016, may exempt themselves from the employer's share of Social Security ...

April 15, 2016

• Federal income tax and self-employment tax returns by individuals for calendar year 2015 are due by this date.

• Last day to file an amended ...

Monthly Requirements, March/April 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 ...

Semiweekly Requirements, March/April 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 ...

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Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries  Member access only

Essential items to consider before you bring new clergy or staff on board.
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