Whitfield & Associates | 501c3 Applications | Sample Form 1023 Narrative | Church CPA
Whitfield & Associates | 501c3 Applications | Sample Form 1023 Narrative | Church CPA
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Managing Church Finances: Choosing Ushers Wisely

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
Choose Ushers Wisely – Here are tips on screening, selecting and training ushers on handling money. Your ushers are at the heart of the internal controls necessary in setting up your […]

Managing Church Finances: Envelope Tampering

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
In looking at systems of internal control needed in the handling of church finances, we need to examine the control measures needed during the actual collection other of the offerings. […]

Church Payroll Deadline: Mail W-2’s to the SSA by 3/31

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
If your church or organization provided compensation to employees, temporary or seasonal workers this income should be reported on a W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. Compensation can include cash as […]

Managing Church Finances: Church Accounting Guidelines

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
Let’s look at how we can set-up church accounting guidelines for handling of the church finances. In the accounting world we refer to this as internal controls. One very common and […]

2014 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on […]

4 Most Important Things That Should Be on Your Contribution Statement

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
Is your church or ministry issuing IRS compliant contribution statements?Imagine what would happen if your pastor’s tax return or a member’s tax return was audited and the IRS requested supporting […]
5 Steps to Get Your 501c3

5 Steps to Get Your 501c3

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
I’m going to give you this really simple – well kinda simple checklist to get your 501c3.  It’s not all inclusive, but its here just to give you an overview […]
Business Credit Cards

Business Credit Cards

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
Does your church or ministry use a business credit card? If you’re the bookkeeper and your ministry is using a debit card or credit card, I know you have your […]
How much ministerial debt is too much debt?

How much ministerial debt is too much debt?

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
Lenders use a formula called the Debt Coverage Ratio to determine whether a ministry’s debt is reasonable or too high.  The Debt Coverage Ratio compares the borrower’s annual net income […]
Don’t throw away your bank and credit card statements.

Don’t throw away your bank and credit card statements.

BELINDA WHITFIELD   |   
OMG! I’ve seen this one too many times. Here’s the scenario.  The pastor or other board member receives all the monthly bank statements and credit card statements.  They look over […]
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