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Legislation recently approved by the Governor’s office increases the California personal income tax withholding penalties for late filing and late deposits from 10% to 15% of the amount due. In addition, penalties charged for not reporting employee wage information will increase from $10 to $20 per employee. These changes apply beginning with the third quarter […]

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California Minimum Wage Set to Increase July 1st

If you haven’t noticed, the minimum wage rate in California is set to increase next month. CMA reminds all church and religious organizations that unless specifically exempt your organization is required to comply with all employment and wage regulations for California employees. We recommend you review all paid positions this month to ensure you are […]

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Minister & Employee Expense Reimbursements…

What you need to know to comply with current federal income tax rules and regulations A ministry, like any business, is allowed to reimburse staff for ministry expenses paid for with personal funds under either an “accountable” or “non-accountable” reimbursement plan. By law, however, expenses reimbursed under a non-accountable plan must be treated as taxable […]

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When is a Charitable Contribution Deductible?

Not all contributions are created equal under the tax code. While Sunday morning offerings and gifts are almost always tax deductible, gifts that come with restrictions or specific designations may not be legally deductible or receipted as such by the church. Likewise, sometimes a payment received from a member for something that looks like a […]

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