Local Church Treasurer Information

Resources for Treasurers and Financial Secretaries

Financial Proverbs

How To Be A Terrible Treasurer



Listing of Newsletter Articles through July 2010

Volume 2, Issue 3 - November 2010  pdf format

Volume 2, Issue 2 - July 2010   pdf format

Volume 2, Issue 1 - April 2010   pdf format

Volume 1, Issue 1 - June 2009   pdf format

Volume 1, Issue 2 - September 2009   pdf format

Volume 1, Issue 3 - December 2009   pdf format


 Bank Draft Authorization Form

 Donation Management Software
The following links are not recommendations --only information offered to you as a service.

Internal Accounting Controls for Local Churches

IRS web site

IRS Standard Mileage Rate effective July  1, 2011 = 55.5 cents per mile (up from 51 cents).  Churches are allowed to determine their own mileage reimbursement rate, and it can be less or more than the IRS rate.  For example, the Conference reimburses non-staff at 25 cents per mile.  However, any reimbursement over the IRS rate is considered to be taxable income to the individual and should be reported on the W-2.

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund 

Accountable Reimbursement Plan

Record Retention Guidelines

Car Donation Rules (Large File - will take a few moments to open)

Political Activity - 501(c)(3) tax code requires that churches NOT participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any canididate for public office. 

 Employment / Payroll:

The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 mandates the following  federal minimum wage:

           From July 24, 2009                             $7.25 per hour

Churches are not exempt from paying one-and-a-half times per hour for non-exempt employees that work more than 40 hours in a week.

Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Twenty-Point Test 

Employer Identification Number Online Application

Clergy Tax Packet (GCFA)

IRS Forms W-2 and W-3: Instructions 

IRS Form W-4: Employees Withholding Allowance Exemption

IRS Form W-9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number  

IRS Pub. 15: Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide (Circular E)

IRS Pub. 15-B: Employer’s Supplemental Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits

Other IRS Forms and Publications 

Payroll Processing Companies
The following links are not recommendations --only information offered to you as a service.
    Automatic Data Processing
    Paycom Internet Payroll Processing (discount for Conference churches) 
            Welcome Letter
    Payday USA

The following links are not recommendations --only information offered to you as a service.
   Lexus Nexus   ( Introduction letter )
   National Sex Offender Public Website
   Reducing the Risk

Sexual Harassment Prevention (Conference Policy)