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How to Deduct Expenses as a Minister and Save Big time

Apr 23, 2012

I want you to take a moment to contemplate the seriousness of properly saving receipts and strategizing next year's taxes starting today. I analyzed t...

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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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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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Have You Heard of the Housing Allowance Retirement Rule?

Aug 17, 2011

The vast majority of churches across America are not aware that a church can create a retirement (pension-like) plan that allows a minster to receive ...

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Five Tips to Fix Your Housing Allowance

Jan 23, 2015

It is not news to anyone that a minister of the gospel can designate some or all of his/her salary from the church as a housing allowance and then exc...

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A Fresh Perspective On Starting a Church

Jun 21, 2011

It was Sunday afternoon and the service had long since come to a close.  Sixty people came to the service that morning.  For pastor Tom, it ...

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One Lost Paper Cost Pastor $309,000.00

Apr 14, 2011

" I know I filed it . . . I know I did!" said Pastor John Hunter.  "Where is it?" was the instant reply from the agent that sat across the desk.&...

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The Mistakes You Make Can Cost You!

Apr 12, 2011

In 2008, pastor Ned and his wife, Regina, started a church in northern California.  They had a goal of reaching into the community by using fine ...

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