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Three Myths About Form 1099 That May Affect You

Feb 16, 2012

This past week, an unusually large number of pastors and church treasurers were confused about the 1099 form.  The confusion was quite extensive ...

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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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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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My Sunday Message and the Constructive Receipt Doctrine

Aug 30, 2011

Have you ever felt impressed by the Lord to prepare a certain message that you know will have a major impact on the congregation? Well, let me tell yo...

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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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Taking a Good Look at the Ugly Side of Your Ministry

Jul 05, 2011

In 1995, my wife and I purchased 1 and 1/4 acres of vacant land in South Florida. Because the previous owner has used the property as "storage" for fa...

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Love Offerings--When They Are Taxable and When They Are Not

Jun 23, 2011

The dialogue that surrounds the taxability of love offerings is similar to a pendulum swinging from one extreme to the other. There are some that...

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Avoid Summer Burnout

Jul 09, 2015

It had only been a year and a half from the day I started my church and already, I was feeling burned out.  I thought it would be bigger and bett...

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