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Temporary Relief for Valuing Personal Use of Church-Owned Automobiles

Temporary Relief for Valuing Personal Use of Church-Owned Automobiles

Taking advantage of this relief affects the amount reported on Form W-2.
Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money

Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money

New survey results provide insights on budget trends and decisions nationwide.
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Church Forced to Pay Taxes for Converted Building Due to Assessment Date Member access only

The tax-exempt status of church property generally is determined by the actual use of the property on the "tax assessment" date.
Responding to the Elimination of the Business Expense Deduction

Responding to the Elimination of the Business Expense Deduction Member access only

This tax reform change might mean it’s time to start an accountable reimbursement plan.

Hey, Fletch: How Does the New Tax Law Affect Moving Expenses?

What the changed rules mean for churches.
Q&A: What Qualifies as a Church Business Lunch?

Q&A: What Qualifies as a Church Business Lunch?

Reimbursed business expenses must be considered "ordinary and necessary."
Q&A: Does Tax Reform Affect Reimbursements of Entertainment Expenses?

Q&A: Does Tax Reform Affect Reimbursements of Entertainment Expenses? Member access only

An accountable reimbursement plan enables pastors and staff members to receive reimbursements without facing tax consequences.
Q&A: How Should We Handle our Pastor's Club Dues?

Q&A: How Should We Handle our Pastor's Club Dues? Member access only

The answer depends on the purpose of the club.
Lunch Expenses for Church Staff—Business or Personal?

Lunch Expenses for Church Staff—Business or Personal? Member access only

How to determine what your church should be paying for.
New Act Restores Tax-Free Premium Reimbursements for Many

New Act Restores Tax-Free Premium Reimbursements for Many Member access only

Change reverses costly penalty many employers, including churches, faced under ACA.
Reduce Your Church's Expenses

Reduce Your Church's Expenses Member access only

How to strengthen your bottom line and eliminate activities that miss your mission.
Church Construction Trends

Church Construction Trends

How 85 surveyed churches classified and financed their construction projects.

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