Church & Clergy Tax


Churches (or para-church ministries) may be considered tax exempt —as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization —but that exemption only pertains to certain taxable events.  There are multiple areas of tax compliance that any church or ministry will encounter…

  • Contributions -recordkeeping and reporting requirements
  • Cash Handling -financial controls
  • Classification of personnel -employee vs contractor
  • Payroll Issues -housing allowance / accountable reimbursement plans
  • Responsible Party -reporting to IRS
  • Designated and Restricted Funds

ACTS III is available on a consultation basis, or for ongoing support to assist you in these areas of tax compliance.



Taxes can be downright confusing, especially clergy tax and church tax law and this is a critical area in which many churches are vulnerable.  Many clergy forfeit significant tax savings each year, simply because they are unaware of what they can or should be doing.  Not utilizing all of your tax benefits could be costing you thousands of dollars in unnecessary taxes every year.  Reduce audit risks: our in-depth knowledge and experience in tax law will help you keep in compliance with governmental regulations.  ACTS III will provide the following services:

  • Clergy Compensation Planning
  • Clergy Tax Return Preparation
  • Ministry Form 990 Preparation
  • IRS Compliance Assessments
  • Church Internal Control Assessments

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