Church employees wishing to make charitable contributions to their church can do so through a payroll deduction. This deduction must be set-up as an after-tax deduction in the church’s payroll system. The charitable donation deduction through payroll is only done for convenience purposes and does not provide an immediate tax benefit. On the employee’s tax return, they may be able to treat it as an itemized deduction thus creating a tax benefit. Incorrectly, setting up the deduction could put the church at risk of an audit. Charitable giving can be a great way for employees to feel fulfilled and happy. Clergy Financial Resources
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