severance package for minister when church closes

by John

Can a church which is a 501 3 c organization provide a severance package for the minister from the proceeds of selling their building and property?

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Jun 23, 2012
Church Closing Concerns
by: Anonymous in NC

Keep in mind that I'm not a legal counselor, but what could be wrong with this especially if there is no violation of higher church administration? As long as the closing church's administrative board decides in a fair manor (democratically) on this package for the minister and the tax documents (since the church is closing)would need to be submitted to the appropriate government offices at the time the package is paid, then I see no problem. Also, if this were my church closing, I would want all full-time employees of the church to be treated equitably based on time-served at the church.

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