Posts by: Founder Raul Rivera

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Common Mistakes Made By Ministers, Part 1!

Oct 29, 2009

I am not on salary at my church, should I still set up a housing allowance and opt out of self employment tax? This is the time of year when ministers...

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Pastors Do Not Own Their Own Sermons!

Nov 19, 2014

Most Pastors Are Unaware That They Do Not Own Their Sermons! Many pastors have their sermons recorded on Sundays.  They are normally saved in chu...

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IRS Requires 30% Withholding on Love offerings to Foreign Guest Speakers!

Oct 15, 2009

Churches Must Withhold 30% on Love Offerings Paid to Foreign Guest Speakers! Most churches support missions and often times have foreign nationals spe...

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Ecclesiastical Authority of the Pastor!

Oct 06, 2009

Protecting Your Ministry is of Absolute Importance! A few days ago I had a conversation with a pastor who was ousted from his own church by the church...

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Bookkeeping

The "Big Four" Taxes on California Churches

Nov 26, 2012

Updated November 26th, 2012 The state of California has been increasing its tax compliance efforts in an attempt to raise tax revenues.  Because ...

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IRS Loses Against Church!

Sep 21, 2009

Church In Minnesota Avoids an Audit ... At Least For Now! In February of 2009, the IRS suffered a setback in its ability to audit churches.  That...

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Four Things to do in June

May 29, 2012

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, many churches begin to prepare for summer programs like Vacation Bible School, teen camps and mission trips...

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Can Our Church Own a Business?

Aug 12, 2009

I recently received an email from one of our readers asking if their church could own a business. Someone wanted to donate a business to the church, b...

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How the Internet Can Get Your Church in Trouble

Aug 10, 2009

What's the Big Deal with Internet Use in My Church? Technology has revolutionized the way churches connect with the community.  In fact, I often ...

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