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How to Decrease the Chance of a Personal Lawsuit Against the Pastor and Board!

Apr 21, 2009

We are living in a time and era when lawsuits against churches have increased over 2,000 percent since 1992.   Litigating attorneys have fou...

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Church Loses Property Over Bake Sales!

Apr 16, 2009

Beth-El, an African-American church in the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood, purchased some property on 63rd Street in 1976. The church rehabilitate...

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A Board Meeting Without Any Board Members Present

Apr 03, 2009

State laws concerning board meetings require that certain criteria be met in order for a board meeting to become legally valid. At a minimum, the boa...

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Tax Court Rules a Pastor's Pass Through Gifts as Taxable Income!

Mar 20, 2009

The IRS told a pastor that the love offerings given to him by members of the church were taxable. In disagreement, he sued the IRS in tax court statin...

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Court Tells Pastor, You Are No Longer In Charge

Mar 17, 2009

A Washington court ruled that a church's board members were not board members because the church did not follow state law in selecting them. Moreover,...

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Ecclesiastical Authority and Accountability!

Mar 11, 2009

With increasing measure the IRS has made attempts to limit the authority of the pastor in the church. In 2006, regulation kicked in to require that t...

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IRS Watches Use of Church Debit Cards

Feb 24, 2009

Many churches allow the pastor to use the church debit card for necessary church expenses such as a car allowance, travel costs, lunches and many oth...

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Housing Allowance Rules Most Pastors Do Not Know About!

Mar 16, 2009

Did you know that the 2002 Housing Allowance Clarification Act requires that every year you calculate three different scenarios to see which one will ...

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All Ministers on Salary at Church Must Get a W-2 by January 31st

Jan 15, 2009

Should the Pastor Get a W-2 or 1099-Misc? Some churches give their pastors and other ministers a 1099-Misc each year for their taxes.  This is no...

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