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IRS: Churches with Employer Identification Numbers Must Keep Information Current

IRS: Churches with Employer Identification Numbers Must Keep Information Current

Prompt updates can help avoid unnecessary interest charges and penalties, deter fraudulent activity.
Four Key Employee Issues Unique to Churches—and How to Navigate Them
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Four Key Employee Issues Unique to Churches—and How to Navigate Them

How the ministerial exception, job descriptions, internships, and employee handbooks can make your ministry sink or swim.
Applying the Ministerial Exception to Church Employees
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Applying the Ministerial Exception to Church Employees Member access only

Understanding this key legal doctrine, how it works, and when it matters—or doesn’t—for specific positions.
Developing Strong Job Descriptions for Employees and Volunteers
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Developing Strong Job Descriptions for Employees and Volunteers Member access only

Well-crafted job descriptions are critical to each church’s mission and proper functioning.
Internships: Blessings or Blind Spots?
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Internships: Blessings or Blind Spots? Member access only

Here’s how churches can avoid tripping up on important legal, tax, and risk management issues with interns.
The Importance of a Legally Sound Employee Handbook
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The Importance of a Legally Sound Employee Handbook Member access only

A handbook not only protects the church and its staff—it also helps create a healthy relationship between employer and employee.
Key Loan Forgiveness Program Change May Help Church Workers with Student Debt

Key Loan Forgiveness Program Change May Help Church Workers with Student Debt Member access only

Education department expands eligibility after 2017 Trinity Lutheran decision—but acceptance is still no certainty.
Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Requirements May Apply to More Church Employees

Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Requirements May Apply to More Church Employees Member access only

A look at how the recent withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Rule by the Biden administration affects churches.
How Churches May Benefit from COVID-19 Relief’s Employee Retention Credit

How Churches May Benefit from COVID-19 Relief’s Employee Retention Credit

If certain criteria are met, congregations, nonprofits, and schools are potentially eligible to receive thousands of dollars.
Q&A: Are Group Health Sharing Plan Costs Eligible for FSA Reimbursement?

Q&A: Are Group Health Sharing Plan Costs Eligible for FSA Reimbursement? Member access only

Current guidance suggests no—unless it is part of a fully developed and compliant self-insured health plan.
Your Church Can Be Reimbursed for Mandated Sick Leave Pay

Your Church Can Be Reimbursed for Mandated Sick Leave Pay

Since churches now must provide leave tied to coronavirus, this benefit may prove valuable.
Top 3 Most Confusing Tax Issues for Clergy

Top 3 Most Confusing Tax Issues for Clergy Member access only

What new—and veteran—ministers and treasurers need to know to file taxes correctly and receive maximum tax benefits.

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