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IRS Updates Mileage Rates for 2011

2011 Standard Mileage Rates The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2011 standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for ministry, business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2011, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, or pickups ) are listed below….

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Church Paying for Cell Phone and Automobile

Reader Question: We (the church) pays for a cell phone and vehicle for our pastor. The church pays the insurance and owns the car but he is the only one that drives it. Do either of these “benefits” need to be taxable? P.A. Yes, both of these benefits are taxable. However, they are only partially…

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Clergy Commuting Expenses

You cannot deduct the costs of taking a bus, trolley, subway, or taxi, or driving a car between your home and your main or regular place of work. These costs are personal commuting expenses. You cannot deduct commuting expenses no matter how far your home is from your regular place of work. You cannot deduct commuting expenses even if you work during the commuting trip.

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