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Treasurer/BookkeeperWeekly Lessons

Continuing education for ministry leaders
Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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Week of December 10

Unemployment Tax Exemptions

Week of December 3

Property Tax Exemptions

This Week's LessonWeek of December 17

Proof of Tax-Exempt Status


This week we turn our attention to proof of tax-exempt status. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, or read the Weekly Lesson for a complete discussion of this topic.

Molly is audited by the IRS, and a deduction she claimed for charitable contributions to her church is questioned. The IRS agent asks her to provide proof that her church is tax-exempt. She asks the church treasurer for assistance, but he does not know how to help her.

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