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2019 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

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Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches with Richard Hammar's 2019 Church & Clergy Tax Guide. Tax law in general is highly complex and ever changing. Add to that the many unique rules that apply to church and clergy and you're set up for a challenging task that requires an expert's guidance. The guide helps clergy:

  • Prepare 2018 tax returns
  • Understand tax laws
  • Correctly report federal income taxes and social security taxes
  • Distinguish relevant exemptions
  • Reduce tax liability

The guide helps church treasurers, board members, bookkeepers, attorneys, CPA's and tax practitioners:

  • Define "income" for the church
  • Handle and report employee business expenses
  • Understand the substantiation rules that apply to charitable contributions and designated contributions
  • Grasp federal tax reporting requirements that apply to churches and church employees

Beyond help preparing annual tax returns ministers, churches, and their advisers find the guide indispensable throughout the year with in-depth coverage on:

  • Charitable contributions
  • Clergy retirement plans
  • Social Security taxes
  • Church reporting requirements
  • Housing allowance
  • Business-expense reimbursements

Known as the most comprehensive, accurate yet easy-to-understand tax guide available for church leaders you will find yourself regularly referencing key topics, charts, sample forms, and real-life illustrations for all your tax and legal questions.


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"I use the [the Church & Clergy] Tax Guide at least weekly. It's a great reference - excellent for practitioners and church/ministry staff." Dave M., Capin Crouse
"Whenever issues come up at church I go to my annual Church & Clergy Tax Guide to back up my answers. I love that it is comprehensive, but written in language that is easy to understand, even for those who are not accountants.” Sue S., Estes Park, CO
"I have been a church treasurer for about 35 years, along with being a CPA for about 37 years. I have yet to run up on a question about church and clergy tax matters that this book does not address." Glynn Kegley, Treasurer, Florence, MS
“The Church and Clergy Tax Guide is a phenomenal resource for me. I’m an accountant by trade and some of the issues tackled in this book are overwhelming even to me. I would be lost without the wisdom in this book.” Michael Koehn, Lafayette, CO
"The Church & Clergy Tax Guide is the guide that I can refer to my clients, and there are only a few that I am willing to recommend. I believe that no church administrator's library is complete without this guide." Elaine L. Sommerville, CPA
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3 Reviews

  • 5
    2019 Tax Guide

    Posted by Dick Goodlin on Feb 9th 2019

    Best resource for pastors and church treasurers that I know of. Very in depth. There needs to be a supplement this year because of the IRS statements that came out too late in the year to be published with the book, but there is no doubt in my mind that next year's book will be updated with those issues addressed in full.

  • 3
    2019 Tax Guide

    Posted by Kris Galvin on Dec 19th 2018

    Since many 2018 year tax filings are due before the book is even shipped to you, its utility is diminished, even if it is otherwise good.

  • 5
    2019 Church and Clergy Tax Guide

    Posted by Glynn A Kegley on Nov 23rd 2018

    It ships 1/31/19, but I can write this review prior to that because I have been buying this product ever since (or shortly after) it came out. It only gets better and better. If a person needs a handy, concise, yet in-depth at the same time, user friendly guide to tax matters as they relate to churches and clergy, this is the one to have. But it has uses beyond just tax matters for church and clergy as well.

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