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Are You Aware of These Tax Forms?

Apr 02, 2019

Every day at StartCHURCH, we receive many calls from pastors asking about various compliance and tax-related topics. With tax season around the corner...

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IRS Increases 2019 Audit Focus

Mar 28, 2019

The IRS has begun the process of increasing the number of revenue agents it has in the Exempt Organizations Unit. The goal is to reinvigorate its enfo...

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Three Ways the IRS Uses Your Church’s Social Media

Mar 26, 2019

In recent years, the IRS has relied on social media as a way to prove tax liability on taxpayers.  In an article posted on Inc. Magazine, Kevin ...

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Housing Allowance Ruling Saves More Than You Think

Mar 21, 2019

For well over a decade, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has been filing lawsuits against the constitutionality of housing allowance in Sec...

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How One Legal Change Multiplied Our Outreach

Mar 19, 2019

I want to share my experience with you as a pastor pursuing a dream to meet a need within our community. For me, the journey between vision and realit...

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Minister Required to Pay $6,000 Tax on $2,700 Pay Raise

Mar 12, 2019

When it comes to keeping accurate books and paying a minister a salary, churches must navigate many compliance issues. Let me give you an example.&nbs...

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Church in Miami Gets a 7.1 Million Dollar Tax Bill

Mar 05, 2019

First Presbyterian Church of Miami, the oldest church in the city, has been levied a 7.1 million dollar tax bill by the Miami-Dade property tax apprai...

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Do You Have to Pay Estimated Taxes?

Feb 28, 2019

Pastor Walker recently took over the senior pastor position for New Beginnings Church. The church had been growing and was now ready to give him a sal...

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Why Every Church Needs a Succession Plan

Feb 26, 2019

In October 2010, Pastor Joel R. Peebles, Sr.’s mother passed away, leaving him the successor of his family’s church. Unfortunately, tensio...

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