Compensation and Payroll

Another Option for Churches: Employee Retention Credit

While the Payroll Protection Program in the CARES act has received a lot of attention (and funding), there is another benefit available to churches and small businesses called the Employee Retention Credit.

How the Payroll Protection Program Can Help Churches

The Payroll Protection Program is one of the benefits of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Acts (CARES Act). This $349 billion economic assistance program provides small business loans to employers (including churches) to help cover payroll and other operating expenses.

Properly Classifying Employees

Church administrators and treasurers are trying to determine what is considered to be taxable income and how that income should be reported to the person who receives it.