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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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Churches: Note Time-Off Requirements for the Election
Managing Your Church

Churches: Note Time-Off Requirements for the Election

Check your state’s statute addressing what employers must provide.
UPDATE: Oral Arguments Completed in Clergy Housing Allowance Challenge
ChurchLawAndTax.com

UPDATE: Oral Arguments Completed in Clergy Housing Allowance Challenge

Seventh Circuit’s three-judge panel should reach a decision by early next year.
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.

ChurchSalary

ChurchSalary

Experience a whole new way to set compensation. Eliminate the guesswork – get access to detailed compensation reports in just minutes.

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy

Church Board Guide to a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy Subscriber access only

Church leaders and boards can take relatively simple, yet effective steps to reduce the likelihood of child sexual abuse.
Receipts for Donors

Receipts for Donors  Subscriber access only

16 letters and forms for providing receipts to donors for different donations.