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Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2018
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Feature Article

Compensation-Setting: Aligning Church Priorities with Market Realities

Compensation-Setting: Aligning Church Priorities with Market Realities

Steps any church can take to set fair, consistent compensation packages.

Articles

Tax Law and Compensation Planning

Tax Law and Compensation Planning

Important information about salaries, housing allowances, and equity allowances.

Setting Reasonable Compensation

Four steps to avoid triggering costly penalties.

Congress Enacts New Requirements for Child Abuse Prevention

Eight provisions to protect children from sexual molestation that are relevant to churches.

Willow Creek's Hybels Retires Amid Allegations

Elders of the megachurch promise to examine reports of unwanted sexual comments and advances.
Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

August 10, 2018

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

July 31, 2018

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

July 30, 2018

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

Monthly requirements, July/August 2018

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2018 the lookback period is July ...

Semiweekly requirements, July/August 2018

If your church or organization reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2018 the lookback period is July ...

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Does Your Church Owe Taxes on Alternative Revenue?

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

How unrelated business income, and the possible taxes owed from it, works for churches.
Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries  Subscriber access only

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