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Convert Honorariums Into Housing Allowance in 5 Easy Steps

May 30, 2013

The ride home from the airport felt unusually short.  So short, that I could not even recall the journey.  I had been too engrossed in my th...

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Pastor T's. Good Heart Looked Bad On Paper

Sep 25, 2014

He could not believe that something he had done for so many years was actually illegal.  In the 6 years that he had pastored the church, the stro...

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Public Insurance and Ministers

May 24, 2013

Key Point:  Many people think that if a minister "opts out" of Social Security  Section 1402 of the Internal Revenue Code allows a properly ...

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IRS Revives Section 7611 Church Compliance Audit

May 20, 2013

Several years ago a church's tax-exempt status was revoked, retroactive 15 years.  When Music Square Church was audited by the IRS under section ...

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4 Signs Your Church Needs a Fresh Start

May 16, 2013

"So, what do you have?" was my question to Pastor Dixon, who had called to seek out help with his church.  He knew something was not quite right...

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Late Night Dreams of a Pastor

May 14, 2013

He stayed up the entire night thinking, meditating, and dreaming of all the things he felt his church could become. All night long he dreamt about thr...

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Pastor Sentenced to 37 Months for Church and Ministry Commingling

May 07, 2013

Pastor Hope was a man on the move.  He pastored a growing church in Rockville, MD and also had his own ministry.  The ministry was a private...

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Why Every Church Should Start a CDC

Apr 30, 2013

In 1999, my wife and I were traveling home to South Florida from a trip to Tampa.  During our three hour ride home we were brainstorming outreach...

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IRS Says it can Read Your Emails

Apr 18, 2013

It is a telling sign of the times in which we live.  A few days ago, a report came out in many news agencies that the IRS believes it can read th...

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