Monday, December 22, 2014

Where your treasure is: Clergy Tax and Compensation conference

Mark your calendars and plan to join us January 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for this important informational conference. Led by William H. Fordney Jr., CPA, Stewardship Foundation Staff Accountant, and held at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, 1310 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, PA 18411-9503.

Here are some highlights:

Part One – Clergy Taxes:
Why are clergy “employees” for income tax purposes, but “self-employed” for Social Security and Medicare purposes?
Tax treatment of housing/parsonage allowance
Accountable reimbursement plans

Part Two – Clergy Compensation:
Withholding rules and estimated payments for federal, state, and local taxes
Base salary
Other deductions such as health insurance and retirement

This conference is open to all clergy, treasurers, and anyone interested in clergy tax/compensation issues.
Continuing education credits will be offered – 02. Registration fee is $35 and registration is on-line only at umstewardship.org. Materials and lunch are included (no refunds).

Watch for these other important events coming in 2015:

  • Uplifting Appreciation Seminar for Clergy with Emory Austin, CSP, SPAE, Speaker, Hall of Fame
  • Stewardship Event with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Sloane, Director, Stewardship, Leadership Ministries, GBOD
  • Communications and Social Media Clinic with Scott Vaughan, CEO, Scott Vaughan Communications

Let us all give thanks for each other and be appreciative of the many and varied gifts endowed upon us by the Holy Spirit. We pray for unity in Christ’s church and for peace in God’s world. We offer ourselves individually and corporately as servants of the gospel. If we may help you in any way, please contact us. We pray that your Christmas will be holy and your new year filled with God’s abundant grace and peace.

Thank you for your support in 2014.

Rev. Phyllis Bowers, Executive Director
William Fordney, Staff Accountant
Kathy Lemkelde, Administrative Assistant
Bonnie Young, Accounting Assistant;
Dolly Marzullo, Office Assistant

For more information contact Phyllis Bowers at (local) 717-766-5376 or (toll-free) 1-877-619-5974 or e-mail pbowers@susumc.org

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