Benevolence Fund Basics
Help your church develop a tax-compliant benevolence ministry. Churches are commanded to love their neighbors and care for the poor. But the church also must abide by tax rules designed to prevent abuse of a benevolence system. This training downloadable resource will help your church design a benevolence program that abides by the tax rules—from best practices for your treasurer to how to help an employee. You'll also receive a sample benevolence policy to get your church started.CONTENTS
Giving Help the Right Way
What your church needs to know about benevolence ministries.
by Frank Sommerville Before You Give
Tax implications for benevolence funds.
by Richard R. HammarRelief from the Storm
Tax considerations for donating funds in the wake of a natural disaster.
by Richard HammarWhen an Employee Needs Help
Five tips for distributing financial assistance to staffers according to the tax code.
by Richard HammarBest Practices for Your Treasurer
What to know about the term "charity" and what to do with a nondeductible donation.
by Richard HammarBetter Together
Combine the best efforts of community churches.
by Frank SommervilleSample Benevolence Fund Policy
by Richard HammarResource Center
Recommended resources.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
23Please note: This resource features a new design; however, the content remains the same as the previous edition.