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US Affordable Care Act

Has your church considered the health insurance marketplace option? With the increase in taxable income that may come for many participants, this may not be as good an option as it appears at first.

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Health Insurance - US

Today is a big day in the US for health insurance change. Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Oct. 1 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014.

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Salaried or Hourly?

Your church has decided to hire a part-time Worship Coordinator. The search team thinks this should be a half-time salaried position. However, an accountant at the church talks to one of the team members and questions whether a part-time Worship Coordinator can be a salaried position. What do you think?

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Ministers and Taxes

Did you know there are books written on the subject of taxes and ministers?  The annual paperback I most frequently recommend to a U.S. minister or church who is asking questions is Worth's Income Tax Guide for Ministers by B.J. Worth. 

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Retirement Gift Taxable?

Your pastor is retiring later this year and your church members would like to collect money from the congregation as a retirement gift.  Is this gift from the church taxable to the pastor?  Should the members receive a charitable contribution receipt from the church for this gift? 

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Financial Review at Church?

If you ended your fiscal year on December 31, you probably have your financial reports completed. Did Council review those statements? Did you make them available to the congregation? 

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Staff Retirement Contributions

Does your church assist staff other than a Minister of the Word with retirement plan contributions? If we are going to be responsible employers, we should assist all our employees in saving for retirement.  

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Church Compensation: Reasonable and Fair?

Every church and its employees want to feel confident that their compensation plan is reasonable and fair.  One resource where you can compare your plan with thousands of other  church workers is the 2010-2011 Compensation Handbook for Church Staff.

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