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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.
“Parking Lot Tax” Officially Repealed

“Parking Lot Tax” Officially Repealed

A controversial 2017 provision affecting churches nixed through spending packages signed in late 2019.
Churches Can Once Again Reimburse Employee Health Care Costs

Churches Can Once Again Reimburse Employee Health Care Costs Member access only

New rules maintain the same tax-favored status for employer contributions toward a traditional group health plan.
New Email Scam Targets Payroll

New Email Scam Targets Payroll

Churches should verify that requests for bank account changes are legitimate.
Q&A: Can We Give Additional Income to a Church Employee Who Opts Out of Our Medical Plan?

Q&A: Can We Give Additional Income to a Church Employee Who Opts Out of Our Medical Plan?

Increasing an employee’s paycheck in lieu of participation may jeopardize your medical insurance plan for all participants.
IRS Official: Expect More Church Audits Regarding ACA Compliance

IRS Official: Expect More Church Audits Regarding ACA Compliance Member access only

Many churches won’t be investigated, but here’s why your church should still verify it is compliant.
Q&A: How Do We Handle Payroll and Benefits for an Employee with Dual Roles?

Q&A: How Do We Handle Payroll and Benefits for an Employee with Dual Roles? Member access only

When nonexempt employees split their time between the two parts, overtime can occur.

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