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Can the church pay for the pastor's cell phone bill?

Jun 08, 2009

Most churches pay for the pastor's cell phone bill!  Is that really allowed? A common practice that I see going on in many churches today is the ...

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A Lesson on the Housing Allowance! Part 2

Apr 28, 2009

Setting up the Housing Allowance After reading part 1 of this series you may feel a little lost. Although Congress made changes to the Housing Allowa...

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A Lesson on the Housing Allowance! Part One

Apr 23, 2009

The Housing Allowance is one of the best tax saving benefits that exists for pastors. Every pastor in America, whether or not he or she is on salary ...

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How to Decrease the Chance of a Personal Lawsuit Against the Pastor and Board!

Apr 21, 2009

We are living in a time and era when lawsuits against churches have increased over 2,000 percent since 1992.   Litigating attorneys have fou...

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Church Loses Property Over Bake Sales!

Apr 16, 2009

Beth-El, an African-American church in the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood, purchased some property on 63rd Street in 1976. The church rehabilitate...

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Housing Allowance Rules Most Pastors Do Not Know About!

Mar 16, 2009

Did you know that the 2002 Housing Allowance Clarification Act requires that every year you calculate three different scenarios to see which one will ...

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All Ministers on Salary at Church Must Get a W-2 by January 31st

Jan 15, 2009

Should the Pastor Get a W-2 or 1099-Misc? Some churches give their pastors and other ministers a 1099-Misc each year for their taxes.  This is no...

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The IRS May Say That You Are On Salary At the Church, Even If You Believe You Are Not

Oct 25, 2011

Because of the nature of our tax system, while most churches are focusing on outreach and other ministry functions of the church, many pastors and chu...

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Minister Income Mistakes That Blow Me Away

Sep 06, 2018

I never cease to be blown away at the number of things that ministers do incorrectly when it comes to properly reporting income on their tax returns. ...

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