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Help for churches filing W-2 forms

  Each January, many churches prepare their own W-2 forms for employees. For churches that file their own W-2s without the assistance of a payroll processing company, the Conference Treasurer’s Office recommends using the Social Security Administration’s...

UMCSC churches should confirm E-Verify compliance

State law requires churches to file certain forms whenever they hire new employees, whether the employees are clergy or lay. The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church strongly encourages local church leaders to ensure that they are in compliance...

2020 apportionment giving tops “amazing” 87 percent amid pandemic

Apportionment giving by South Carolina United Methodists surpassed 87 percent in 2020 – “an amazing performance” in light of a year disrupted by a pandemic that severely restricted the ability of local churches to gather for worship. The 2020 rate of 87.16 percent was...

Tips for local churches applying for PPP loan forgiveness

Latest guidance for local churches on COVID-19 loan program Many local churches in the South Carolina Conference and church-related not-for-profit organizations received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. These loans are forgiven and converted into grants – if...