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Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 2019
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Requirements for Hiring Foreign Nationals at Your Church

Requirements for Hiring Foreign Nationals at Your Church Member access only

From eligibility to site visits to records, recent headlines reiterate the need for compliance
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

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

Pastor’s Multiple Acts of Sexual Misconduct Not Necessarily Protected by First Amendment Member access only

Illinois
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Court affirmed Youth Pastor’s 40-year Sentence for predatory sexual assault Member access only

Virginia
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Six-Year Sentence for Youth Pastor Who Engaged in Sexting Member access only

Illinois
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

A Church Could Be Liable for Negligent Hiring and Supervision Member access only

Tax Calendar

Tax Calendar

Important deadlines for churches and ministers

April 30, 2019

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, 2019

Churches hiring their first nonminister employee between January 1 and March 31, 2019, may exempt themselves from the employer’s share of Social ...

April 15, 2019

  • Federal income tax and self-employment tax returns by individuals for calendar year 2018 are due by this date.
  • Last day for most taxpayers to file an amended federal income tax return (Form 1040X) for calendar year 2015 (unless you received an extension of time to file your 2015 return).

Monthly Requirements, March/April 2019

If your church reported withheld taxes of $50,000 or less during the most recent lookback period (for 2019 the lookback period is July 1, 2017, through ...

Semiweekly Requirements, March/April 2019

If your church reported withheld taxes of more than $50,000 during the most recent lookback period (for 2019 the lookback period is July 1, 2017, through ...

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Church Fundraising Campaigns

Church Fundraising Campaigns Member access only

Discover tips on raising and borrowing money.
Medical Emergency Preparation

Medical Emergency Preparation  Member access only

Is your church ready for a medical emergency?