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2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.

Giving Is Climbing, Say Some Church Leaders

New survey offers reasons to be cautiously optimistic after weeks of restrictions on in-person gatherings.
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Poll: Two-Thirds of Churches Report Sizable Giving Declines Since Coronavirus Shutdown

Leaders also report numerous steps taken to curb expenses during sudden downturn.
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Online Giving: How To Start or Strengthen It

Editor's picks of articles and information to help you keep offerings coming in.
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Video: On-Demand Webinar: Churches and the CARES Act

On-Demand Webinar: Churches and the CARES Act

Recorded April 2, 2020.
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Video: Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus: Electronic Giving

Navigating Technology in the Midst of the Coronavirus: Electronic Giving

Insights and advice from Church IT experts Nick Nicholaou and Jonathan Smith
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Q&A: Handling Donation Funds for Mission Trips Postponed by Pandemic

The church could be liable to the donors for not fulfilling the purpose of the gift.
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Important Notice for Churches Involved in Disaster Relief

Remind donors of special higher contribution deduction limits before they expire on February 18.
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Ten Tax-Related Changes Churches and Clergy Should Understand in 2020 Member access only

Important information and guidance for tax filing and recording-keeping requirements.
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December 31, 2019

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Q&A: How Should We Handle a Retirement Account Donation? Member access only

Why an acknowledgment letter rather than a tax-deductible receipt is the way to go.
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Video: Key Year-End Financial and Tax Tasks for Church Leaders

Key Year-End Financial and Tax Tasks for Church Leaders Member access only

Advantage Member Exclusive: Webinar with Richard R. Hammar
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Church Finance Today

Mastering Fifteen End-of-Year Tasks Member access only

Use this to-do list to finish the year well and start 2020 right.
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Where to Find Reliable Financial Data

Replace assumptions with research and insights you can trust.
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Are Churches Legally Required to Issue Statements for Every Contribution? Member access only

Reader: What about a one-time donation of only $10?
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Six Insights About Summer Slump

Some churches keep their ministries robust during the so-called “downtime.”
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Religious and Individual Giving Dipped in 2018

Newly released philanthropy report reveals decreases in giving that may, in part, be due to tax policy changes.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Donors Can Sue for Improper Use of Designated Funds Member access only

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