Clergy Income Tax Seminar
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center
Massachusetts Conference, UCC
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702

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Karen Methot

A seminar for clergy, spouses, treasurers, and trustees

Registration ends January 18!

Learn the tax rules unique to clergy:

• Are clergy considered employees or self-employed?
• What income is taxable?
• How are parsonage and housing allowances treated?
• Exclusions: what are they?
• What’s new with business and professional expenses?
• Why is the Deason Rule important?
• Estimated tax payments: are there alternatives?
• Social Security: are you exempt?
• MSSP: How does the IRS view clergy?
• How is compensation structured for greatest tax savings?

Your questions are always welcomed and encouraged! 

The workshop runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea, lunch and all materials. The cost is $40/per person, $50/per clergy couple. NOTE: There is a scheduled snow date of Wednesday, Jan. 30. Participants will be notified via email in the event of snow. It will also be posted on this event page. Presented by the MACUCC Church Development and Lay Ministry Councils.

About the Presenter:

Forrest “Al” Eaton, Jr., CPA provides professional tax preparation, planning and consulting services to clergy and employing churches. For most of his career, Al was a partner in a Chatham accounting and tax firm. Called to serve the clergy, Al’s practice is now dedicated exclusively to ministers and churches.

Al has led the Clergy Income Tax Seminar and Church Treasurer's Workshops for the 
MACUCC for many years and has also conducted seminars throughout Massachusetts for Christian Ministry Resources (now Church Law & Tax, a ministry of Christianity Today), one of the nation’s leading resources for tax and legal information specifically related to the religious community. He consults with ministers, churches and church treasurers regarding compensation, tax, audit and accounting issues. 

Participants of this annual seminar always find it enjoyable as well as informative!