Churches have a special tax, payroll, reporting and compliance issues, different from businesses.
Volunteers and even staff often don’t have the expertise required to ensure compliance with IRS and accounting principles for churches. These unique challenges become hard to deal with if you don’t have the right experience. Enter GoodBooks! Lee Ann and the team will show you what to do and how to do it, so you don’t have to stress. You get access to our church resources, monthly newsletter and blogs to help you stay on track!
Payroll is another area that can cause confusion for churches. Again, there are some unique reporting requirements when it comes to a pastor’s dual-tax-status (being both an employee and self-employed). If you’re unsure of what this means, you don’t need to worry, we’ll explain it in plain and simple English, making sure you know what to do.
Lee Ann Crockett has worked with many churches to deal with and deter theft and embezzlement. When one person is dealing with all the finances, your church doesn’t have transparency and accountability. Unfortunately, one-third of churches in the U.S. will experience embezzlement. You can read more about this in Lee Ann’s book titled Preventing Fraud in Church Accounting. Our team will help you implement internal systems and controls to deter fraud, keeping your books clean.