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Can the IRS Really Ask for Church Records?

Jun 04, 2019

After working with thousands of churches, one of the most common things I hear is, “If we become a 501(c)(3) church, then the IRS could come kno...

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Who Is Liable For Church Trips?

May 16, 2019

In 2016, there was a tragic incident that involved an Ohio teen who died from a rare brain-eating amoeba, which can be found in warm freshwater and so...

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Why Ministries Need to File This Annual Form

May 09, 2019

Congratulations! You have made it through April 15. The April 15 deadline for filing personal tax returns seems to always induce stress and often a se...

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One Missed Form Leads to Problems

Apr 25, 2019

For many organizations, ministries specifically, the goal for the first quarter and early second quarter is to make it through the biggest deadlines &...

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How to Make the Most out of Your Easter Service

Apr 18, 2019

Easter is one of my favorite holidays! And for churches, Easter is the biggest Sunday of the year for a few reasons. The first is because it’s t...

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How One Board Member Ended a Church

Apr 16, 2019

After seven consecutive years of growth, the church finally hit the 500 mark. It wasn’t easy getting there. It took a little over 10 years to re...

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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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