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2021 Webinar Schedule

Register for the upcoming “Getting 2021 Year-End Tasks Right” webinar.

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One of the many perks of your Church Law & Tax Advantage Membership is access to exclusive webinars.

Last year, we provided seven webinars exclusively to our Advantage Members. CPA Michael Batts joined Church Law & Tax to provide Advantage Members with insights on how to rethink budgets for 2021. More recently, CPA Elaine Sommerville identified seven common mistakes churches make when planning and executing church compensation. You can watch all seven webinars on-demand.

This year, we plan to continue providing you with topics relevant to current events and topics that many of you have suggested.

Below you will find the registration links and details about our upcoming free and Advantage Member exclusive webinars. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check it regularly as we post information and registration links for upcoming webinars featuring experts like CPA Michael Batts, CPA Elaine Sommerville, and others.

Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or watch for your weekly Advantage Member Insider email for upcoming webinars and registration links.

Church Law & Tax’s 2021 Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars

Getting 2021 Year-End Tasks Right | December 8, 2021. This exclusive webinar for Advantage Members will be presented by renowned attorney, CPA, and senior editor Richard R. Hammar. He will explore how to handle business expenses correctly, set minister housing allowances, document and process charitable contributions, and more. You do not want to miss this event! Register now to ensure your church ends 2021 on a positive note and starts 2022 strong.

Previous Webinars

Key Tax Developments Your Church Should Know for 2021 | January 21, 2021. More than 70 developments affecting ministers and churches occurred during 2020. In this webinar offered exclusively to Church Law & Tax Advantage Members, renowned church attorney and CPA Richard R. Hammar covers the most significant developments that churches and church leaders need to understand for 2020 tax-filing purposes—and 2021 compliance. He also offers key insights into the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA).

Church and Nonprofit Ministry Finance – Planning for the New Normal | February 24, 2021. Is your church or ministry well-positioned financially and operationally for the new normal – whatever it may be? Churches and nonprofit ministries have grappled for a year with unprecedented change affecting their overall operations, including financial matters. In this free webinar, nationally renowned CPA Michael Batts will address this question and more to help leaders become better equipped to help their churches or ministries prepare for—and tackle—the new normal with confidence.

Avoiding Unexpected Surprises with Church Compensation | March 24, 2021. Church Law & Tax content editor Matthew Branuagh and CPA Elaine Sommerville sat down to discuss the common—and not-so-common—surprises created by special compensation arrangements. Watch this free webinar and gain knowledge to become more confident and legally compliant when it comes to housing allowances, love gifts, sabbatical plans, business expense reimbursements, and more.

Should My Church Consider a Merger Right Now? | May 11, 2021. Some congregations are facing financial struggles and uncertainties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Others want to expand their ministry presence and effectiveness further. Could a church merger be the answer? Attorney Erika E. Cole joined Church Law & Tax for this exclusive Advantage Member webinar. Cole presented a one-hour webinar further exploring how leaders contemplating one should carefully approach key legal and ministerial questions.

A Significant Source of Federal Funds for Eligible Churches | June 8, 2021. As the country slowly emerges from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an opportunity that few church leaders know about but should evaluate. If your church, nonprofit, or school experienced a substantial decline in revenues and/or was subject to a government-mandated shutdown, and it meets certain other criteria, it may be eligible for federal aid through the Employee Retention Credit. And the amount could be very significant for your church. CPAs Michael E. Batts and Kaylyn Varnum joined Church Law & Tax for this free, one-hour webinar to help leaders navigate the ERC.

Getting Your Church Employment Questions Answered | August 25, 2021. Churches today face an unprecedented number of employment-related issues, thanks to evolving state and federal laws and court decisions. Church leaders understandably wrestle with numerous questions as a result, whether about the ministerial exception, discrimination laws, FLSA—and more. In this one-hour exclusive webinar, attorney and CPA Frank Sommerville provides his more than 30 years of legal and accounting expertise to answer employment-related questions exclusively for Advantage Members.

The Basics of Running a Legally Sound Church Business Meeting | October 6, 2021. To effectively conduct business and make legally sound decisions, churches must implement specific parliamentary procedures. However, some churches have not adopted procedures, while others do not recall what they have adopted. In this free, one-hour webinar featuring attorneys Richard Hammar and Sarah Merkle, participants will learn more about the processes of adopting procedures; the various types of procedures available to adopt (including Hammar’s analysis of the new 12th edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised); the best practices for implementing and following those procedures; and more.

Fraud in the Church: What We Learned from 700 Church Leaders | October 27, 2021. A new nationwide survey of more than 700 church leaders conducted by Church Law & Tax shows nearly one-third serve in congregations that have suffered from some form of financial misconduct. In this free, one-hour webinar, CPA Vonna Laue and attorney and Church Law & Tax content editor Matthew Branaugh sit down to discuss the purpose of the survey, the results that stood out most, and the best practices leaders can implement now to reduce their church’s vulnerabilities.

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