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How One Pastor Paid $5,000.00 for Someone to do His Taxes

Feb 12, 2012

This is a real story about a pastor's tax return.  I am retelling it with his permission. Pastor Jose was happy that the previous year he had rec...

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The 2012 Church Tax Calendar

Feb 07, 2012

Every year in January and February, our office gets numerous phone calls from pastors and leaders asking about tax forms and whether or not there is a...

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Minister Gets Hits Hard With Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

Feb 05, 2012

There is a law in the books that places pastors and church treasurers/financial secretaries at risk of incurring high personal tax penalties, commonly...

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February 12th--Sad Day for Churches in New York

Feb 01, 2012

The United States Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a church in Bronx, NY that was not allowed to rent a school for their Sunday worship ser...

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3 Tax Free Gifts For Pastors

Nov 20, 2014

A few years ago a church of 300 members wanted to bless their pastor in a way that was meaningful.  He had suffered a few financial setbacks rece...

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IRS Ready to Take More From Churches

Jan 25, 2012

When the Small Business Jobs Act was signed into law, Section 2102 amended the tax code and more than doubled the penalties for 1099 forms.  Your...

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The Top 10 Blogs of 2011

Jan 24, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, we compiled a list of the most read blogs of 2011.  It was wonderful to see that the most read blogs had to do with the pa...

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7 Must Rules for Tax Receipts

Jan 19, 2012

It happens each year.  Churches everywhere are trying to make sure they send out tax-deductible contribution statements to their donors by Januar...

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Court Says "IRS Allowed to Give You Bad Advice"

Jan 10, 2012

The following is a fact-based story relying on the court case; David Michael Maser v. Commissioner. When Pastor Tom received a letter from the IRS sta...

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