U.S. Supreme Court Delivers Hobby Lobby Opinion

In a much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered an opinion today on the Hobby Lobby case with Justice Alito writing the opinion.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was at the center of the dispute; specifically, the requirement that for-profit employers offer insurance benefits for birth control and other reproductive health [...]

Church Camp Concerns

Gay Danish Couples Win Right to Marry in Church

Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country’s priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies.  The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all [...]

Church Mergers and Acquisitions

The Pastor’s Study

QUESTION: What is vicarious liability? ANSWER: Vicarious liability, in this context, is the idea that an employer can be held responsible for the negligent acts and omissions of its employees. When an employee of the organization is acting in the course of his or her employment, the organization is responsible for damages or injuries that [...]

The Pastor’s Study

QUESTION:  What are the rules for deductibility of contributions of property? ANSWER:  The rules pertaining to charitable contributions of property are more complex than those involving gifts of money.  This type of gift is usually deductible, but there are several limitations on the extent of deductibility in any tax year.  For a contribution of property to [...]

Welcoming The Elderly

Who Owns Your Church?

Obamacare and You

The Pastor’s Study

QUESTION:  What are the rules for deductibility of contributions of money? ANSWER:  A charitable contribution is often made with money.  While this type of gift is usually deductible, there are limitations on the extent of deductibility in any one tax year.  For a contribution of money to be deductible by an individual under the federal income [...]

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