Category Archives: 09 – September 2015

Charitable Gifts Under $250 

Most church treasurers and donors are familiar with the law concerning substantiation of gifts given to churches that are in excess of $250, as discussed immediately above. As noted, if a donor gives any one gift that is in excess … Continue reading

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Designated Gifts

If contributions are designated to specific individuals, no deduction ordinarily is allowed unless the church exercises full administrative control over the donated funds to ensure that they are being spent in furtherance of the church’s exempt purposes. This rule is … Continue reading

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Incentives for New Participants

Time is running out for new participants to take advantage of the $500 matching incentive for 2015. Join the Plan today and the Board will match dollar-for-dollar the first $500 in contributions made this year to your account! Last fall, the … Continue reading

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How New EMV Credit Cards Could Affect Churches

One of the most important deadlines of the year is fast-approaching, and most churches don’t even know it. Almost half of the world’s credit card fraud happens in the United States even though only a quarter of all credit card transactions … Continue reading

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