Reporting Group life Insurance

Reporting Group life Insurance Group-term life insurance, or group life insurance, is an insurance policy that covers a group of people, like employees in a church, rather than individuals.  A group-term insurance plan is a fringe benefit, which is a benefit offered in addition to an employee’s regular wages. There are taxable and nontaxable fringe benefits….

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Generosity at Year’s End

Generosity at Year’s End The end of the calendar year is a time when donors often give generously to churches and other charities. Now is the time for churches to think about how this time of year can help with revenue. Many churches and other religious charities have joined in the global generosity movement known…

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When does Form I-9 need to be completed?

When does Form I-9 need to be completed? All new employees must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 on (or before) their first day of employment. Then, within three business days following their start date, they must submit acceptable proof of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. As for your end,…

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W-4 Withholding Calculator for Clergy

W-4 Withholding Calculator for Clergy According to IRS rules, income tax withholding for ministers is voluntary.  If you do not complete a W-4 form, or if you indicate “exempt”, no federal tax will be withheld, and you should make quarterly estimated tax payments.  Alternatively, you can complete Form W-4 so that your church withholds a…

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Ministry Mileage

Ministry Mileage Documentation of expenses is vital to an acceptable accountable reimbursement plan. Pre-Covid, ministry mileage driven is generally the minister’s greatest expense. Some ministers have contended that every mile they travel is in the furtherance of their ministry – and thus reimbursable. Their contention is based upon the fact that they never stop being a…

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Retirement 403(b) Plans for Ministers

Retirement 403(b) Plans for Ministers While it is true that ministers, and other church employees, may earn less than those performing similar jobs requiring similar skills in the secular world, there are unique tax advantages that can help offset the compensation differences. One of the greatest advantages for church workers is the 403(b) retirement plan….

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