Clergy Housing Allowance Ruled Unconstitutional

BREAKING NEWS: Friday, November 22, 2013, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Wisconsin ruled that the “clergy housing allowance” portion of the Internal Revenue Code(IRC-107(2)) is unconstitutional.  This ruling could have a enormous impact on clergy around the country. According to a 2002 statement by former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad (MN-R), the clergy housing allowance exclusion saves…

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Housing Allowance: Church Owned Parsonage vs. Renting vs. Owning

Federal Income Tax: Parsonage allowances: Ministers who live in a church-provided parsonage do not pay federal income taxes on the amount of their compensation that their employing church designates in advance as a parsonage allowance, to the extent that the allowance represents compensation for ministerial services, is used to pay parsonage-related expenses such as utilities,…

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2014 Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts

Help your members give more by answering their charitable giving and tax law questions. Donors may be unaware of the significant tax deductions they can claim by properly reporting their charitable contributions, educate your donors by providing them with these easy-to-use question and answer format inserts. Simply place an insert in your church bulletins, newsletters,…

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Charitable Contributions Through Payroll

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…

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