Is the Church Required to Provide Sick Leave?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no general legal requirement that churches give employees sick leave. While most churches do in fact give employees some paid time off each year to be used for sick leave, the law does not require employers to do so in most circumstances. Under some circumstances, however, the law does require…

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TurboTax Software Admits to Errors

Turbo tax is helping taxpayers in Alabama after errors were uncovered in its state income tax software that led some taxpayers to inadvertently overpay or underpay their taxes. In 2013, the Minnesota Department of Revenue advised taxpayers to review their returns for possible errors. Online tax software are great programs for basic secular returns but is…

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Think Long Term, Not Presidential Term

Think Long Term Retirement Planning, Not Presidential Term The next step in successful retirement investing is understanding you can’t time the market. Fidelity demonstrated the importance of consistent, long-term investing in a one of the worst investing periods in history—the stock market meltdown of 2008–2009. Their study showed that employees who kept investing in their workplace…

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Free I-9 Webinar On Demand

Free I-9 Webinar On Demand Webinar On Demand Federal law requires that every church comply with the I-9 requirements. Each individual employed in the United States must complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Form I-9 will help you verify the employee’s identity and employment authorization. Viewers can choose the chapters of their choice or watch the entire…

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Ask the Pros – Clergy Tax, Payroll & HR

Researching a clergy 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. Have a Question  – Ask the Pros

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A shift away from church-owned housing

A shift away from church-owned housing Analysis of national data set confirmed what many denominational leaders and others already knew. In 1976, about six in ten pastors lived in free housing—that is a manse or parsonage—and did not own or rent their home. By 2013, the percentage of pastors living in church-owned property dropped to only fourteen percent.  Cynthia Woolever

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