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Apportionments questions/statements

If you have questions about apportionments or apportionment statements, contact Stephanie Ponds at 803-735-8795 or sponds@umcsc.org.

Direct bill or benefits questions

If you are in the Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, or Greenwood district, your benefits assistant is Stephanie Ponds, 803-735-8795 or sponds@umcsc.org.

If you are in the Hartsville, Marion, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, or Walterboro district, your benefits assistant is Lynn Jenkins, 803-735-8782 or ljenkins@umcsc.org.

If you pay your direct bill by ACH and have a question about the ACH payment, contact the conference benefits officer, Rev. Chris Lollis, 803-602-0710 or cmlollis@umcsc.org.

Retirement/death benefit questions

If you are currently retired or planning to retire and need information, contact the conference benefits officer, Rev. Chris Lollis, 803-602-0710 or cmlollis@umcsc.org.

Accounts payable questions

If you have a question about payments on invoices or reimbursements, contact Rhonda Foupht, 803-691-6602 or rfoupht@umcsc.org. Rhonda’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

All other questions

If your question does not fit one of the above, please contact Chris Dominick, Controller, 803-724-5753 or cdominick@umcsc.org, or Beth Westbury, Treasurer, 803-726-6741 or bwestbury@umcsc.org.


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Treasurer | Administrative Services

Beth Westbury

Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services
803-726-6741
4908 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Fax: 803-691-6604

Churches: Need help filing 2019 W-2 forms?

It will be January soon, and many churches will be preparing 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 website – Business Services Online – to create, file and print the W-2s.

No software is required. You can complete up to 50 W-2 forms and print copies suitable for distribution to your employees. If you create and file the W-2s this way, you will not need to mail paper copies to the Social Security Administration.

Click here to read more and get started.


IRS mileage rates for 2019

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. (IRS Notice 2019-2)  These are also the rates at which employers can reimburse employees for business-related driving.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be:

  • 58 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 54.5 cents for 2018
  • 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up from 18 cents for 2018
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations, the same as for 2018 (set by statute)

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.

Read more about the 2019 standard mileage rates.


Does your church have unclaimed property?

The State of South Carolina currently has more than $550 million in unclaimed property. Does some of that unclaimed property belong to your church?

Click here to learn more about how to find out.

Click here to learn what to do if your church is holding unclaimed property.


 

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