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Matt Branaugh

Matt Branaugh

Matt Branaugh

Matthew Branaugh is Editor of the Church Law & Tax Team at Christianity Today. He leads an award-winning team of editors and designers with the planning, creation, and publishing of the Church Law & Tax Report and Church Finance Today print newsletters; ChurchLawAndTax.com; ManagingYourChurch.com; five eNewsletters; and numerous print and digital resources. One of his favorite job duties is to interact with church leaders from across the country.

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Key 2016 ACA Updates
Church Finance Today

Key 2016 ACA Updates Subscriber access only

What churches must know about employer reporting requirements, premium reimbursements.
Court’s Marriage Ruling Creates Uncertainty for Churches, Clergy
Managing Your Church

Court’s Marriage Ruling Creates Uncertainty for Churches, Clergy

Ruling lacks an explicit religious exemption, opening door for future challenges, experts say.
Q&A: Is Health Insurance Required by Law for Our Church Employees?
Managing Your Church

Q&A: Is Health Insurance Required by Law for Our Church Employees?

Richard Hammar's analysis of the Affordable Care Act sheds light on this issue.
Six Questions about the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Six Questions about the Supreme Court’s Upcoming Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Subscriber access only

Richard Hammar explains what clergy and church leaders should know ahead of the June decision.
Church Law & Tax Report

Court Dismisses Atheist Challenge to Filing Exemptions for Churches Subscriber access only

Judge cites federal appeals court’s rejection of housing allowance challenge.
Court Dismisses Atheist Challenge to Filing Exemptions for Churches
Managing Your Church

Court Dismisses Atheist Challenge to Filing Exemptions for Churches

Judge cites federal appeals court's rejection of housing allowance challenge.
3 Steps to Keep Criminals from Targeting Your Church
Managing Your Church

3 Steps to Keep Criminals from Targeting Your Church

Property prep, community relations, and common sense can go a long way.
How They Do It: 5 Churches Explain Their Budget Years
ChurchLawAndTax.com

How They Do It: 5 Churches Explain Their Budget Years Subscriber access only

The pros and cons of fiscal years versus calendar years.
Lessons from the Houston Church Subpoena Saga
ChurchLawAndTax.com

Lessons from the Houston Church Subpoena Saga Subscriber access only

Why it happened—and what pastors and leaders should know about their rights.
Church Management Roundup: 9.8.14
Managing Your Church

Church Management Roundup: 9.8.14

Five trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Understanding Unrelated Business Income

Understanding Unrelated Business Income Subscriber access only

Richard Hammar explains how to compute and report unrelated business income.
Sex Offenders in the Church

Sex Offenders in the Church Subscriber access only

Legal and safety concerns to address when dealing with a sex offender.