In 2015, the IRS implemented a penalty of 0-per-day-per-employee that would be assessed on employers, including churches, who reimburse employees for the cost of health insurance premiums.
This has been an unnecessary burden on many small churches and businesses who are unable to provide group health insurance to their employees.
As a pastor, your time is spent studying, praying, and counseling while also leading and raising a family, and to ask you to keep up with new tax updates pertaining to you as a minister and your ministry is almost impossible to ask of you.Its your churchs most important document. As a tax exempt organization Your bylaws are how you tell the world that you pass both the organizational test and the operational test.In other words, does your church meet the legal qualifications of a tax exempt organization and does it operate as the law requires a tax exempt entity to operate?In addition the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the courts have constantly re-interpreted these requirements. Such a loss could be retroactive to a churchs founding.The back taxes suddenly owed could exceed the net worth of the church.
Thus, John combines big firm experience with the highly responsive approach of a small firm.