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Raising Funds for Short-term Mission Trips

Summer is just around the corner and many churches and mission organizations have begun putting together short-term mission trip opportunities for their congregations and donors. Whether it is spending several weeks in the inner city ministering to the homeless or sharing the Gospel in a foreign country where you don’t know the language, the experience […]

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Ministerial Housing Allowance Ruled Constitutional

On March 15, 2019 in a widely anticipated opinion the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reversed a lower federal district court, which had ruled in late 2017 against the longstanding housing allowance for ministers. In reversing the lower court decision the appeals court likened the ministers’ housing allowance to other similar benefits in […]

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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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