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Archive for February, 2019

Protecting Your Exemption under California’s the Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA)

FEHA[1] recently tightened its requirements regarding sexual harassment training of employee so that by 2020 virtually California employer will be required to provide a minimum amount of training to their employees and document that the training occurred. Some within the religious community have asked the question as to whether or not this new provision will […]

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Parking Fringe Benefits and Unrelated Business Income

The IRS has provided guidance and examples for calculating the nondeductible portion of parking expenses. In addition, the IRS has provided guidance to tax-exempt organizations to help such organizations determine how unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) will be increased by the nondeductible amount of such fringe benefit expenses paid or incurred. The IRS also has […]

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Moral Convictions Exemptions Under ACA Expanded

On November 7, 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor (the Departments) announced two final rules that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraceptive methods, including certain contraceptives that many view as abortifacients, and/or sterilization procedures. Background Under ACA, employer-provided […]

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Judge Rules IRS Can Tax Gifts Made Directly to Pastors

In October of 2018, a Federal Tax Court judge ruled that “love gifts” provided to pastors are taxable income.  The written opinion cited both legal authorities and Bible verses.Pastor Felton was pastor of Holy Christian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota during the years at issue – 2008 and 2009. In each of those two years, […]

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