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5 Reasons Why a 501(c)(3) is a Good Idea for Churches

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Many churches view having a 501(c)(3) as being ‘worldly.’…

New (and Old) Rules for Home Offices

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While simplifying the filing procedure to claim a home office…

3 Forms Due on February 28

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This time of year brings many IRS deadlines. Churches have three…

Housing allowance for a parsonage vs. a pastor-owned home

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With a continuing trend of low interest rate mortgages, a pastor…

Talking about politics

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Two things we’re told to not discuss are religion and politics.…

State unemployment tax: nonprofit organizations vs. churches/religious organizations

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We recently received a question about state unemployment tax,…

11 acceptable housing expenses, 5 to avoid

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Ministers are able to claim many housing expenses as exclusions…

Parsonage allowance Tax Court decision reversed

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In June, 2011, I wrote a blog post about a minister who claimed…

Two most commonly overlooked items on a minister’s W-2

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It’s January, so administrators everywhere are scrambling to…

Churches and ministries: To do before year-end

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Churches are rarely busier than the months of December and January.…