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Church Budgeting and Finances

Can a Church Share Their Sales Tax Exemption?

Many churches in our town support a local nonprofit food pantry. In our particular state, the food pantry is not exempt from paying sales tax. Can we allow the food pantry to use our church’s sales tax exemption form to help reduce their expenses?

Preventing Fraud: Check Tampering

A study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) found that check tampering was the second most common fraud scheme perpetrated on religious and charitable organizations. In order to assess the risk of check tampering occurring at your church, ask yourself these questions:

The New Tax on Churches

Most everyone is aware that with the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of December 2017, President Trump signed into law a sweeping update to the American tax system. Did you know if your church or nonprofit rents parking spaces for your employees or has reserved parking spots for your pastor and staff, your church could now be subject to a 21% tax on the cost of providing those parking spots?