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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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Car Expenses—Commuting

This Week's LessonWeek of February 16

Travel Expenses—Domestic

Introduction

This lesson focuses on the issue of travel expenses. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge."

Pastor D travels to a church conference in another state. The conference lasts for 5 days. Pastor D's expenses include transportation, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses, and come to $2,500. Can Pastor D deduct these expenses as a business expense? Can Pastor D's church reimburse them?

Weekly Exercise

Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

Most pastors occasionally travel out-of-town for church-related business. Common examples would be a trip to a national church convention, a seminar, or conducting services in a previous church. The expenses incurred in traveling out-of-town ...

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