I recently came across an interesting article titled 5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2016. Check out the author's predictions and let's discuss what you think he got right or wrong this past year.
Does your minister have a "Continuing Education" line item as part of their compensation package? Here is one way you could ensure that your minister uses the fund each year for the primary purpose.
Does your church contribute to a retirement plan or encourage contributions to a retirement plan through matching contributions? One option you may want to consider for your non-minister church staff is a SIMPLE IRA.
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?
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.
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?
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.