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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.
Pastor, Church & Law

Violation of Trust Terms Member access only

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Pastor, Church & Law

Loans to Directors Member access only

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Pastor, Church & Law

Risk Management Member access only

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ChurchLawAndTax.com

Maintaining Safe Levels of Cash Reserves Member access only

How much is enough?
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Pastors and Church Finances Member access only

Should pastors be in charge of the church's money?
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Reporting and Reimbursing Expenses Member access only

Can the church reimburse expenses from a different tax year?
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Church Law & Tax Report

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Member access only

A Michigan court refused to recognize "breach of a fiduciary duty" as a basis for liability by clergy who engage in a sexual relationship with a counselee.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Constitution, Bylaws and Charters - Part 1 Member access only

A District of Columbia appeals court ruled that it was prohibited from resolving a lawsuit brought by members of a church claiming that the board of trustees breached its fiduciary duties by authorizing an interest-free loan to the pastor
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Church Law & Tax Report

Church Members Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duties Member access only

Court rules that the First Amendment bars it from resolving the complaint.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Woman Barred from Suing After Five-Year Sexual Relationship Member access only

A New York state law prevented the woman from suing the synagogue leader.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 1 Member access only

Pastors who know that a meeting is being secretly tape recorded may be personally liable on the basis of fraudulent concealment.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Confidential and Privileged Communications - Part 2 Member access only

Clergy can be liable for disclosing communications shared with them in confidence to others without the permission of the counselee.
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Church Finance Today

Investing Excess Church Funds Member access only

A list of church investment do's and don'ts.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Officers, Directors, and Trustees - Part 2 Member access only

A federal court in Indiana ruled that the directors of a church subsidiary could be sued individually for financial losses incurred by investors.
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Church Law & Tax Report

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers Member access only

An Ohio court ruled that a church and denominational agency could be sued on the basis of negligent retention and breach of a fiduciary duty for the sexual misconduct of a minister.
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