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Blog Category: Religious

Take a sabbatical? I’d love to but I just can’t.
Any chance you are feeling less than vibrant, stale, out of gas, tired, weary, and needing to recharge and renew? Any chance you’ve been experiencing a pandemic, political polarization, or
Charitable Gifts that Qualify as Tax Deductions
As individuals begin to finalize their year-end giving, it is important to consider the deductibility of contributions. According to IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, deductible contributions must be made to
Metrics that Matter
“Well, we have always done it this way.” It is an oft-repeated and ultimately unhelpful phrase that we have all heard more than once in our careers.  For all organizations,
Housing Allowance and Taxes
Housing allowances are wonderful benefits to those who qualify. A clergy who is ordained by a religious body (church or denomination) that performs religious and ministerial duties qualifies for this
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Is Rental Income Taxable?
“If we rent out our church building, is that taxable income?” First, it’s important to determine whether the rental activity itself is substantially related to your tax-exempt purpose and mission.
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2021 Standard Mileage Rates Updated for Business, Medical, Charity Travel
The Internal Revenue Service has released the 2021 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable and medical purposes.   The
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5 Tips for This Season
1. Budget As you budget for the rest of your fiscal year or the next, the best practice right now is to create multiple scenario budgets ranging from most to
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Internal Controls – COVID style
Auditors love internal controls so it should come as no surprise that despite our current COVID environment, internal controls are still top of mind. Risk has always been a part
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Protecting Those You Serve
Churches and all places of worship are expected to demonstrate integrity and accountability. Thus, headlines regarding misconduct, sexual abuse, cover-up, or fraud may severely damage the church’s reputation and future
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Capturing Institutional Knowledge
Institutional knowledge. What your staff knows is one of the most valuable intangible assets of every organization. It’s often taken for granted and losing it is costly, frustrating, and inefficient.