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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.
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Q&A: Inspecting Church Contribution Records

Can pastors and board members review what people give?
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Members' Right to Inspect Church Records

Members may inspect records only if they have a “proper purpose” for doing so.
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Is a Church Obligated to Share Member Records? Member access only

State nonprofit corporation law may override protection of privacy.
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Recent Developments in Ohio Regarding Church Membership Member access only

An Ohio court ruled that the first amendment guaranty of religious freedom prevented it from resolving a dispute between a dismissed church member and his former church.
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Court Intervention in Church Legal Disputes Member access only

If religious doctrine is involved, courts typically won't intervene in governance disputes.
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Recent Developments in Georgia Regarding Church Elections Member access only

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that members of a "congregational" church could not challenge their expulsion in civil court since membership in such a church is not a property right.
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Membership and Reviewing Church Records Member access only

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that church members who lost their membership lost their right as members to inspect church records.
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Members' Right to Inspect Church Records Member access only

An Illinois appeals court decision provides some guidance.
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Members' Inspection of Church Records Member access only

Who has a right to inspect records?
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Church Bulletin Basics Member access only

The legal and philosophical considerations behind your church’s weekly handout.
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Multisite Church Statistics

A look at some of the statistics surrounding multisite churches.
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Churchgoer’s Criminal Stalking Conviction Vacated Due to Free Speech Concerns Member access only

Man’s social media posts about a church employee retained First Amendment protections, court says.
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