It’s Time To Stop Making Payroll Mistakes

Payroll is complicated. There are a lot of tasks, laws, forms, and calculations. With so many things to remember, it’s easy to make a mistake. You should not take payroll errors lightly. Mistakes can result in penalties, interest, and even jail time.  The best way to avoid payroll mistakes is by knowing what to look…

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Can employees take home old computers for free?

Question: Our church just completed a major upgrade of everyone’s computers. The computers that were replaced were ancient by today’s standards. Rather than throw them out, one staff member suggested that employees take their old computers home. He also said that since the computers are old, we don’t have to worry about taxes. The church board is uncomfortable with this nontaxable suggestion….

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Church Pro Advisor Support

Researching a clergy tax law, church payroll & HR or bookkeeping issue on your own takes time and can leave you wondering if you’ve got the right answer. Turn to Clergy Financial Resources to save time while getting the correct answers. Most callers want answers to specific questions, interpretations of new laws or maybe you don’t have…

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Don’t let your Employee Handbook collect dust

An employee handbook can be the foundation of employee performance or it can be a ticking time bomb that confuses employees. It all depends on how well it’s written and put to use. Churches face many hazards if they try to whip up handbooks on the fly. Too often, handbooks are inconsistent with the way…

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When do I use Form W-9?

When a church hires a worker, one of the initial decisions that must be made is whether to treat the worker as clergy, non-clergy employee or contractor. This decision may seem insignificant, but it has huge implications when it comes to payroll. When you hire a new employee, you need to fill out paperwork to…

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Support Plans

We believe all churches and clergy should get the tax, payroll and HR support they need. Explore the range of support plans which allows you to choose the best plan for you.   For more than three decades, churches and clergy have been turning to Clergy Financial Resources to get straight to their answers. Get the right level of support! We…

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Avoid Costly Payroll Errors

Let’s face it. Managing church payroll – and the avalanche of payroll regulations – means you’re under a lot of scrutiny, and you have to get it right. Each year sixty percent of the church W-2 forms are reported with errors. This is created by the lack of understanding of the reporting requirements of taxable…

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Take the First Step Towards Paperless Payroll

Paper checks are expensive. And with the average church is spending about $30.11 on employee compensation for every hour worked, there’s a good chance you’re spending more than you need to on payroll. Online payroll and direct deposit is the way of the future for payroll services. To evaluate the potential benefits, here are some questions…

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Preparing for Year-End and 2017 – Payroll Compliance:

Is your church concerned about payroll compliance? Beware, the IRS is hiring 700 new revenue agents whose only job will be to hunt down payroll-law violations. That means intense new scrutiny of your W-2s, 1099s, 1095s and other payroll tax reporting compliance. Last year, 60% of clergy W-2 forms were issued in error by churches and payroll…

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New 2017 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

21st Century Cures Act Signed President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law thus creating an option for small businesses to offer employees a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) that is funded by the employer. Beginning January 1, 2017, the maximum employees can receive per year through the HRA is $4,950 for individuals who…

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