Church Law & Tax Report

May/June 2016
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Arbitration of Employment Disputes

Arbitration of Employment Disputes Member access only

A carefully crafted policy can keep disputes within the church and avoid pursuing claims in court.

Articles

IRS Extends Audit Protections to Church Payroll Compliance

IRS Extends Audit Protections to Church Payroll Compliance Member access only

New limits set on inquiries and examinations from the IRS.

Recent Developments

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

In Brief

Key news recaps

Former Leaders of Mars Hill Church Sued for Racketeering Member access only

Funds raised for missionaries allegedly used for self-promotion.

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

Semiweekly Requirements, May/June 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 ...

Monthly Requirements, May/June 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 ...

June 30, 2016

• Review the 2016 housing or parsonage allowances designated for all ministers on staff. If an allowance designated for 2016 is clearly below actual ...

June 15, 2016

• Ministers (who have not elected voluntary withholding) and self-employed workers must file their second quarterly estimated federal tax payment ...

May 15, 2016

• An annual information return (Form 990) for tax-exempt organizations is due by this date for 2015. Form 990 summarizes revenue, expenses, and services ...

May 10, 2016

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

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Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

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