Outsourcing Payroll Duties Is Becoming The Best Investment For Churches

When it comes to very low value and potentially high risk business activities, doing your own payroll ranks right near the top. Sixty percent of the W2 forms completed by churches are issued in error. Twenty percent of churches pay an average penalty of $845 per year for late or incorrect payroll filings. Many churches…

Read More
Back-to-School Tips for Students and Parents Paying College Expenses

Whether you’re a recent graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. Clergy Financial Resources reminds students or parents paying such expenses to keep receipts and to be aware…

Read More
Estimated Tax Payment Penalty for Clergy

The United States income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax, which means that tax must be paid as you earn or receive your income during the year. You can either do this through withholding or by making estimated tax payments. If you do not pay your tax through withholding, or do not pay enough tax that…

Read More
Ten Tax Tips for Clergy Who Are Moving This Summer

Summertime is a popular time for people to move. Moving can be expensive, but Clergy Financial Resources offers 10 tax tips on deducting some of those expenses if your move is related to starting a new job or a new job location. Move must be closely related to start of work: Generally, you can consider…

Read More
Deduct Expenses Related To Church Mission Trips On Your Taxes

Summer is popular time for many churches to spread their ministry beyond the walls of their church. Whether your mission trip is an hour away or halfway across the globe, there is a substantial tax benefit available to people donating towards a mission trip.  Many people that go on mission trip do not receive the…

Read More
Beware of emails claiming to be from IRS

Bogus email scams are resurfacing, including one involving payments allegedly rejected by the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System. The email has a link that may download malicious software. Information on what to do if you receive a suspicious IRS-related communication is available on IRS.gov. Source: IRS.com Clergy Financial Resources https://www.clergytaxnet.com Clergy Financial Resources is a…

Read More
Summer Day Camp Expenses May Qualify for a Tax Credit For Clergy

Along with the lazy, hazy days of summer come some extra expenses, including summer day camp. Clergy Financial Resources has some good news for parents: those added expenses may help you qualify for a tax credit. Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years…

Read More
Get Answers To Your Church & Clergy Tax Law Questions

Ministers are treated differently under the tax code than virtually anybody else in the country. They have advantages and disadvantages that no one else has. Often, confusion exists concerning clergy compensation, deductions and expenses. Our clergy tax professionals can sort out the complexity of clergy tax law. We will research and answer your questions and…

Read More
Lawsuit Challenging Clergy Housing Allowance Dropped

In 2009, the atheist group ” Freedom from Religion Foundation” filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Sections 107 and 265(1)(6) of the federal tax code, which establishes the housing allowance for ministers. Their argument stated that the unique benefit set aside for “ministers of the gospel” is a violation of the separation of church…

Read More
IRS Adjusts 2011 Mileage Rates

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today (June 23, 2011) announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes. The rate will increase to 55.5 cents a…

Read More
Request Information

Complete the request form and a clergy tax, payroll or HR advisor will contact you

Click Here