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Pastor Reimbursement of meals-Should his portion be a taxable benefit? (Canadian)?

Hi there, Our Pastor tends to take the Youth Group or other members of the congregation out for meals from time to time for various reasons and then submits his receipts for reimbursement. Should his portion of the meal be considered a taxable benefit? I have wondered a few times about this as although he is technically working, he is receiving a free meal which makes me think this is likely a taxable benefit under Canadian Tax Law. I was going to call CRA and still might but I wondered first if anyone has already looked into this as all too often you can call 3 times and get 3 different...
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What figure do you use to calculate Ministry Shares?

Hi there, I'm new to the treasurer role at my church and would like a quick confirmation on ministry shares. In my reading on the CRCNA website and resources passed on to me, I have a fairly comprehensive understanding of how it all works. What I'm curious about is how the exact calculation on membership takes place. For the 2012 year, I know its based on the total membership in the 2012 yearbook, but am I to reduce the calculation by 'inactive members'? On what membership figures is the denomination and classis expecting?
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