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Administrative Services


Beth Westbury

4908 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Fax: 803-691-6604


Revised Apportionments Due Date

The last day for churches to pay 2017 apportionments is Jan. 16, 2018. The previous Jan. 10 deadline
has been changed to 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.


Internal Revenue Service mileage rates for 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. (Reference IRS Notice 2018-3)  These are also the rates at which employers can reimburse employees for business-related driving.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 54.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 53.5 cents for 2017
  • 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up from 17 cents for 2017
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations, the same as for 2017

The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.

The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.


Address Change

The Treasurer’s Office, including Pension and Benefits, is changing its address from PO Box 3787 to the street address.  Please send all correspondence and payments (apportionment and direct bill) to 4908 Colonial Drive, Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29203.


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Calendar of upcoming events

2017 Apportionments Due Date Jan. 16, 2018 (Tuesday) Payments must be in the Conference Treasurer’s Office by 4 p.m. Statistical Report Due Date Feb. 28, 2018 (Wednesday) Report of the Annual Audit March 31, 2018 (Saturday) Discipline states the committee shall make a full and complete report to the Annual Charge Conference. Stewardship Summit April 21, …

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Church Finances

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Church Trustees

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Important announcement for 2017 Due date: February 28, 2018 Access statistical tables via Username is your church GCFA number. New for 2017 We reset passwords in October 2017. Your pastor should have received an email with new log-in instructions. If you need assistance with your password, go to the login page and click the “Forgot Password?” link to …

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2016 Stewardship Summit Resources: _ _ _ _2016 Stewardship Summit Presentation: Living in Hope _ _ _ Dr. Kennon Callahan’s books are for sale at a discount ($20). The link to the order form is   Pathways to Mission Magazine. Click below to download

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