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New church parking lot taxes: Guidance from GCFA, IRS

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” passed by Congress in 2017 added new tax provisions that apply to churches and other non-profit organizations that are otherwise exempt from income tax. One such provision: A tax on the amount a church or a church-related organization spends to provide parking to its employees. The United Methodist Church’s General …

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UMC organizations, churches to be listed on GuideStar

Local United Methodist churches and United Methodist organizations covered under the United Methodist group ruling can now be listed on GuideStar through the UMgroupruling.org website. The Legal Services Department of the General Council on Finance and Administration announced the development, which came in response to the many calls it receives about having United Methodist churches recognized …

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2017 apportionments due date revised

The last day for churches to pay 2017 apportionments is Jan. 16, 2018. The previous Jan. 10 deadline has been changed to better align with the General Council on Finance and Administration’s schedule. Churches paying by Vanco need to initiate payment by 3 p.m. Jan. 12, 2018.  

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GCFA Board votes to fund Commission on A Way Forward

NASHVILLE – The Board of Directors of the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) held its quarterly meeting in Nashville, November 17-18.  The fall meeting is historically the meeting when the board approves the general agency spending plans for the upcoming year. In addition, the board approved a 3 percent increase in the salaries of jurisdictional …

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UMCOR Donation Generated by United Methodists

At the end of 2013, GCFA reported that more than $8,000 had been donated to UMCOR through the Staples Advantage® Program. As of September, 2014, a donation of $16,722 is being donated to UMCOR. The program, designed for United Methodists, enables members of the Church to purchase items from Staples at reduced prices. Churches and …

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New purchasing programs with Dell

Major Savings Technology Offered to Employees of UM General Agencies, UM Entities, Annual Conferences, and Local Churches         DELL MEMBER PURCHASE PROGRAM By becoming a member and using GCFA’s Dell Purchasing Account, UMC general agencies and annual conferences — as well as their employees and employees’ families — can take advantage of …

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