When Clothing and Household Items Are Donated
Churches may want to tell taxpayers that generosity is its own reward.
What do you tell them? First, you can't tell them what the items are worth. According to tax law, that's something donors must determine. Beyond that, what do you say?
Over 1,000 Children Abused by Pennsylvania Priests Over Decades
New grand jury report catalogs astonishing breadth of child sexual abuse by priests.
Do your research. Report, report, report to law enforcement.”. Church Law & Tax senior editor and attorney Richard Hammar covers the top five reasons churches go to court each year.
What You Need to Know About Compensation Surveys
Used correctly, good surveys are helpful tools for setting fair and reasonable compensation.
In the July/August 2018 edition of Church Law & Tax Report, Bob Cartwright, a seasoned compensation and human resources consultant, gives steps any church can use to create fair
3 Audiences for Church Financial Reports to Consider
The people you need to keep in the know when creating financial statements.
financial statements. The Editors of Church Law & Tax. Image: rawpixel / Unsplash. General membership. First, there is the general membership. Members
Abuse Claims Again the Top Reason Churches Go to Court
Analysis of 2017 data also shows property disputes, zoning issues among the top problems.
risk. Err on the side of doing more. Be aggressive. Richard R. Hammar is an attorney and the senior editor for Church Law & Tax. IN DEPTH. Reducing
How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well?
An experienced executive pastor offers insights on compensation, job descriptions, and more.
Editor's Note: Christianity Today's Church Law & Tax Team will co-host “Smart Money for Church Salaries,” a church compensation workshop with David Fletcher, on August 23 in
What’s the Status of the Clergy Housing Allowance?
Updates on court timelines, the appeal, and more.
of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, the National Association of Evangelicals, and others—incorporates material from various Church Law & Tax resources, including
A Closer Look at the Housing Allowance
What this tax benefit means for churches nationwide.
For qualifying ministers, the housing allowance is an invaluable tax benefit—in fact, according to attorney and Church Law & Tax senior editor Richard Hammar, it's “the most important
What to Know About a New Donation Scam
Why churches should be careful about refund requests.
He is also an editorial advisor for Church Law & Tax. Danny Johnson is a partner of the firm and a member of BMWL's Audit & Assurance Services Team.