Nonprofit and Church Accounting Blog

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Nov 29, 2016

year-end record of contributions

How can I make and print a year-end record of contributions for all donors?

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Nov 29, 2016

Entertainment

Our church is mobile and currently without a central office. Our pastor has to do his counseling and meetings at local coffee houses and sandwich shops.

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Nov 23, 2016

Switching from Church Windows to QuickBooks

Has anyone out there used Church Windows accounting software for their accounting at their church? We have had a lot of issues with CHURCH WINDOWS.

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Nov 22, 2016

Does housing allowance qualify as income in order to qualify as an exempt employee?

Employees are required to earn $46,476 per year in order to be considered exempt employees in the State of California. Would housing allowance be added

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Nov 20, 2016

Year-End Checklist for Churches

See a year-end checklist for churches. Includes tasks that should be completed before the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition into the new year.

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Nov 20, 2016

Gift of vehicle to pastor

Where to report the value of a vehicle given by church to pastor?

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Nov 11, 2016

Church Funding On the Books

True Story. I am speaking to a situation I've been made aware of recently and I don't know how to advise. Lost money for a new start up church had

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Nov 11, 2016

Housing Allowance while on SDI

My husband has brain cancer and wants to go on temporary disability. Is he eligible if he continues to receive a housing allowance of $2,040.00 per month

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Nov 11, 2016

Gifting a Home to Minister

A home was given to our church as a gift from a family member after their parents passed away. Can our church gift this home to our associate pastor?

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Nov 11, 2016

Windows Vista?

I am just starting as the church treasurer. Is Quick Books for Churches and non profits software compatible with Windows Vista? Thank you.

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Nov 11, 2016

Clergy witholding

I receive clergy pastor pay $7,800 and a second job at the church that is non clergy at $7,400. I also receive 16,000 clergy housing allowance. IRS sent

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Nov 11, 2016

Benevolent Fund

Our church as a large amount of money in it's benevolent fund, and would like to use some of that money towards other expenses in the church. Can money

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Nov 11, 2016

Collection for seminarian assistance?

We want to take up a collection to help seminary students in our church. It wouldn't be donations by person specific but would be distributed by the deacons

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Nov 11, 2016

Prescription medication allowance

What do I need to know in order to provide our pastor with an allowance to get reimbursed for prescription medications (when his own coverage makes additional

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Nov 01, 2016

Is the cost of replacing a driveway eligible for the housing allowance?

Is the cost of replacing the driveway eligible for the housing allowance, or is it considered a capital improvement and therefore not eligible? I

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