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October 1, 2013

31 Free Articles on Church Law, Finance, and Risk

October offer gives unique insight into ChurchLawAndTax.com.


Church leaders will have an unprecedented opportunity throughout October when ChurchLawAndTax.com, a sister site of ours, unlocks a new article each day on a significant law, tax, finance, or risk management matter leaders face.

The "31 in 31" campaign will give leaders access into valuable content that can aid critical decisions and directions for their churches, including pieces written by Richard Hammar and the site's Editorial Advisors for Church Law & Tax Report, Church Finance Today, and ChurchLawAndTax.com.

Each month, laws and judicial decisions are made that affect the way church leaders manage ministry. For leaders feeling the pressure of the increasingly complex legal landscape their churches face, this may be a great time to consider what training and information they and their staffs may need through a resource like ChurchLawAndTax.com.

Here's how "31 in 31" works: We've listed the article scheduled to become available each day of October on ChurchLawAndTax.com/31in31. Bookmark the page and visit it at noon each day to access the newest one. A variety of articles have been selected, including "Surviving a Church Financial Audit," "What Churches Should Look for in a Background Check Service," and "Reducing the Risk of Vandalism." Selections include full Feature Articles from Church Law & Tax Report never before made available for free.

By the end of month, church leaders will have a sense of how ChurchLawAndTax.com can help them with everything from First Amendment rights and employment law, to tax codes and risk management liabilities.

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I recently attended a church tax management for churches conference and was told that churches must use the "envelope" system for donations in order for the donor to be able to use the donation on their taxes. And that cancelled checks were no longer proof of donation to the IRS. Can you tell me if this is true?

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