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The 2019 State of Church Compensation Report

The 2019 State of Church Compensation Report

Data and statistics about the state of church compensation in the U.S. for 2019.
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Creating a "Paid Time Off" Policy Member access only

What legal and procedural issues do churches need to know before implementing a PTO program?
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Special Occasion Gifts Member access only

Does our pastor have to claim his gift as taxable income?
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Thinking Strategically in a Recession  Member access only

Making better decisions in lean times.
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Making Improvements to Pastor-Owned Property Member access only

Can we build an outdoor gazebo for the church's use on the pastor's property?
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Compensating Musicians Legally Member access only

Can we create a designated account to supplement an employee's pay?
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Officiating Weddings Member access only

How do I report income for officiating wedding ceremonies if I'm no longer employed by a church?
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Piano Lessons at Church Member access only

Can our organist offer private music lessons on church grounds?
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Church Law & Tax Report

Contracts Member access only

A New York court ruled that a church was legally obligated to pay a contractor for a project he completed at the church at the pastor's request.
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Video: Pastoral Compensation
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Pastoral Compensation

Video Series
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Church Law & Tax Report

Compensation Dispute Member access only

Court rules that it's against the First Amendment to resolve a priest's compensation dispute with his diocese.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Minimum Wage and Overtime

New York court rules Episcopalian church custodian not entitled to overtime or minimum wage under FLSA.
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Church Law & Tax Report

When Is Compensation Too Much? New IRS Regulations Address "Intermediate Sanctions" Member access only

The IRS has issued long-awaited regulations addressing "intermediate sanctions."
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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Should the Pianist be on the Payroll? Member access only

How churches should treat these types of roles.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Do We Have to Pay Overtime? Member access only

The Fair Labor Standards Act does not allow averaging of hours over two or more weeks.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Tracking Expenses—Why Churches Must Do Better Member access only

Inadequate records can prove costly for pastors and leaders.
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Church Law & Tax Report

ECFA Sets Higher Standards for Compensation, Transactions Member access only

Why all churches should consider following these steps for pay and related-party deals.
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Church Finance Today

The Slow, Steady Salary Climb Member access only

Church pay shows signs of recovery. But will the new housing allowance ruling and rising healthcare costs offset gains?
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Church Law & Tax Report

First Amendment Leaves Room for Employee Lawsuits Member access only

D.C. court of appeal rules religious freedom doesn't bar a pastor from suing for unpaid compensation.
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Church Finance Today

A Look at Salaries and Benefits for Solo Pastors

Polled: 624 full-time pastors
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Managing Your Church Blog

Church Budgets: How Much for Staff, Buildings, and Ministry?

An executive pastor suggests a different analysis of expenses.
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