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Archive for May, 2014

IRS Moving Ahead with Form 1023-EZ

The IRS has announced it intends to move forward with plans to implement Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, during the summer of 2014. Presently about 60 percent to 70 percent of all applications for exemption under code sec. 501(c)(3) are received from smaller organizations […]

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Some Pointers on General Employment Law for Churches and Religious Organizations

Religious organizations, including churches, can sometimes find themselves being thrust into costly and time-consuming employment disputes. This month we will be offering a couple of seminars on employment related issues that I think you will find very useful in helping you both stay aware of recent changes, and also their impact on your ministry. The […]

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403(b) Type Retirement Plans

One of the advantages of plans that offer salary deferrals to their employees under Internal Code Section 403(b) is that they are not subject to the nondiscrimination testing requirements of 401(k) plans. Instead, 403(b) plans must comply with the universal availability requirements. With few exceptions, plan sponsors must provide all employees the opportunity to defer […]

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