Church Accounting

Accounting for Churches

Help for church treasurers

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Answers the 56 most common church accounting, church tax and clergy tax questions. This 33 page book is written by a CPA and is presented in a question and answer format. It contains numerous real life examples and sample documents. Money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Download the church accounting book in pdf format now.

This information is invaluable for ministers, church treasurers, church financial secretaries, and the entire church finance committee. It is targeted to the small to medium size churches with less than 10 staff members. Keep a copy of it in the church office so that you can refer to it when those accounting and tax questions arise (and you know they do).

This question and answer book addresses the following church accounting topics:
· Classification of ministers, employees, and contractors
· Minister's housing allowance
· Minister's self-employment tax
· Employee expense reimbursements
· Church employee benefits
· Structuring minister's compensation package
· Withholding and paying church payroll taxes
· Preparation of Forms 941, W-2, and W-3
· Preparation of Forms 1099 and 1096
· Tax exempt status for churches
· Church ontribution records and year-end statements
· Preparation of monthly church treasurer's reports

Church accounting can be an intimidating task. However, armed with the proper information, church accounting can be a source of stability and blessing within your church. Please see my discussion of church accounting and Biblical stewardship.

It is clear from Jesus' teaching that he intends for Christians to obey national laws. Therefore, it is important for churches to comply with the United States Internal Revenue Code while providing the maximum tax benefits to their ministers and employees. Church accounting is not easy. It is different from business accounting in several key areas.

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