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Important to do list for churches and nonprofit organizations at the end of the year and beginning of the next year.
One of the pastor's at my church owns two homes. One he is currently living in while he remolds the other. So essentially he owns 2 homes. Can his
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Our youth pastor's father cooked some pork as a fundraiser for the youth fund at our church. A couple of members paid for the pork, but wanted the pork
Do Not reimburse your minister for travel back and forth from his home to the church (it is considered commuting miles). What if the minister's office
Church bookkeeping tips and and how to avoid common bookkeeping errors.
Could unintentional excessive benefits and private inurement potentially harm your pastor, church or nonprofit organization?
Can a minister receive both a parsonage/church paid utilities AND have the board designate an additional housing allowance? Therefore in addition to the
Can I have 2 separate housing allowances, one from my current employment as a pastor of a nondenominational church, and another from my pension as a former
How do you calculate the housing allowance clause if you pastor to separate churches?
Our church has opted out of traditional health insurance and instead recommend (not required) that our pastors join a health sharing ministry such as Samaritan
We purchased the full accounting package and see both the 1 fund and 5 fund package. my question is this. What is definition of fund? We will have 4
We are a very small house church that just incorporated and opened a bank account. We are likely moving into another churches facility next month.
I was wondering since moving expenses are no longer deductible for 2018 Federal taxes, could moving expenses be considered a housing allowance?
I have a bi-vocational lead pastor that receives health benefits at his other job (non-church, non-pastor role). Can we reimburse for his dental and medical,
If someone gives online $100 and the church is assessed a $ $2 fee, how should that be recorded? Should revenue be credited for $100, Cash debited for
We are changing from a calendar year to a fiscal year. Currently the fiscal year is Oct 1 to Sept 30. I am getting ready to report out the Q4 financial
Giving your volunteers and staff gifts can have some dramatic tax consequences. For example, giving a volunteer an appreciation offering can result in a significant "tax event" for the volunteer and the organization!
I have done church bookkeeping over 20 years but this is the first year with a new software. We have several temporary restricted accounts for things
Our church has taken out a loan for some building improvements. Obviously, we've recorded the debit to cash and credit to a new Loan Liability account.
I am helping our pastor do his taxes for 2017. He receives no parsonage or allowance for housing. He owns his house. He has all his house expenses.
Using the example - I believe you are saying the cash amount received for the year is $25,000. What happened to the $9,000? It isn't subtracted from
We have found it isn't necessary or favorable to hire a CPA. Their hourly fees are very high because of their expertise especially involving income taxes.
My husband and I are trying to sell our house to build a new one. We will probably end up living with his parents for six months (rent free) next year
Which church accounting software is best for your church? See what you need to look for in nonprofit accounting software and what other church administrators are saying about their accounting software
If a pastor has an approved 4361 does the church have to pay the Social Security Match? Vickey's Reply: With or without an approved 4361, a church does
If the church ceases to operate as a church in its primary mission (lease on building used for church services is running out with no plans to renew) and
I'm wondering if the tithes I donate to my church would still be eligible for tax deductions if I become an employee of the same church.