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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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The IRS May Say That You Are On Salary At the Church, Even If You Believe You Are Not

Oct 25, 2011

Because of the nature of our tax system, while most churches are focusing on outreach and other ministry functions of the church, many pastors and chu...

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Minister Income Mistakes That Blow Me Away

Sep 06, 2018

I never cease to be blown away at the number of things that ministers do incorrectly when it comes to properly reporting income on their tax returns. ...

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How to Know What is Taxable Income for a Minister

Oct 04, 2011

Many churches pay certain allowances as a benefit to their minister, such as a car allowance, light bills, water bills, and much more. Moreover, churc...

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Business Expenses of Ministers

Jan 30, 2009

Pastors all across America work hard and are underpaid. Statistics show that the average pastor is severely underpaid; more than in any other profess...

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A Dangerous Myth on the W-2 Form

Feb 24, 2012

"Raul, it is a burden to our church to have to file W-2 forms each year.  We only have the pastor and the secretary on salary.  Why can't we...

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Alabama Pastor Goes to Prison for Love Offerings!

Feb 17, 2009

A pastor in Alabama, Gregory Louis Clarke, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for assuming that the love offerings he received from his church were ...

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