PowerChurch Software Specialist: Does The Church Have To Produce Contribution Statement For Givers?  Thinking about not sending giving statements out this year? Does the IRS require churches to send statements? Before you decide printing and mailing giving statements are too much work, you should consider a few points. Contributions statements serve several purposes.  |  217-877-6766

PowerChurch Online and Desktop Versions: Frustrated By Not Being Able To Post Transactions When should you close an accounting month in PowerChurch? It may be time if you are unable to post an entry. However, once closed, a month cannot be re-opened. | 217-877-6766

PowerChurch Software Trainer:How to Print your Church's Annual Contributions Statements in PowerChurch Plus PowerChurch Plus lets you easily print monthly, quarterly, or annual contribution statements for just one member or all attendees. Besides providing documentation for income tax preparation, producing giving statements is another source of contact with visitors, occasional attendees or regular members. | 217-877-6766

Church CPA: What is the Fair Rental Value Limitation for Clergy Housing Allowance 217-877-6766 |

Let Kathy Holt assist you with PowerChurch Support!  As a partner of Stewardship Resources, Kathy knows how church accounting works and can customize it to your needs. Contact us today! | 217-877-6766

Do pastors receive both a Clergy Housing Allowance and Parsonage Allowance?  The church council determines the amount of housing allowance by utilizing past experiences with an added marginal amount. This marginal amount allows for household repairs and the replacement of appliances.

Find Out How Minister's Pay for Their Own Housing.   | 217-877-6766

PowerChurch Plus Was Designed With Small To Medium-Sized Churches In Mind.  Choosing the right accounting, membership, and contribution software for your church is important!  If your church has several designated or restricted funds, a fund accounting software, such as PowerChurch Plus, can be set up to keep track of each designated fund.  | 217-877-6766


Learn How To Setup Passwords in PowerChurch Plus  Once passwords are enabled, PowerChurch journal entries will record the user who posted those entries as well as the date when the entries were actually posted.  |  217-877-6766

PowerChurch Training: Is a Gift or Stipend to a Volunteer Taxable Income? Avoid cash and its equivalents (gift cards, gift certificates or prepaid credit cards) and focus on more creative low-cost options. | 217-877-6766

Church Management Solutions: What Is A Procedural Church Review? Our experts have custom-tailored our NEW Procedural Church Review to meet the needs and goals of your church. This review provides the best protection by ensuring your church practices are being performed properly so you can focus on God's calling for your ministry. | 217-877-6766

Who Qualifies for Clergy Housing Allowance or Minister's Housing Allowance?  Clergy housing allowance and minister housing allowance are wonderful benefits available to dual status ministers.  Dual status is a term used by the IRS to describe ministers who qualify for special tax treatment according to the IRS code.  Publication 517 is a good resource.  It discusses some of the rules and qualifications for dual status tax treatment. | 217-877-6766

According to ChurchTech Today, PowerChurch Is A Leading Church Management Software Program.  Purchasing accounting or bookkeeping software for your church requires research and consideration of the church's needs.  This decision effects financial reports and membership tracking among other important aspects.  For more information on how to carefully select church management software, contact Lori. | 217-877-6766

Print Form 941 for Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return from PowerChurch.  PowerChurch Plus software makes it easy to print the Form 941 Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.  However, amounts showing on the form incorrectly may be a payroll setup issue.  Call Lori for assistance. | 217-877-6766

Do You Have Health Insurance Benefits? Health and medical benefits are difficult to setup with all the constantly changing laws since Obamacare passed.  Health Reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSEHRAs), Medical Flexible spending accounts (MedFlex), group medical insurance and individual medical insurance all have rules that have to be followed to offer these amazing tax free fringe benefits to employees.  With rising health care costs it makes sense for churches to offer different types of medical benefits to employees. | 217-877-6766

Church Management: Federal Judge Ruling Against Clergy Housing Allowance The valuable exemption of housing allowance is under attack again by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) based in Madison, WI.  The FFRF is a non-profit national membership organization of, atheists, agnostics, and skeptics.  It attempts to stop religious activities or remove expressions of religion from public institutions (such as removing Bible verses from school events, football games, and graduations).  |  217-877-6766

PowerChurch Online And Desktop Versions: Can I Change My Chart Of Accounts In PowerChurch? The chart of accounts is the foundation of your accounting system. A strong chart of accounts, used correctly, produces financial reports showing a clear picture of your church’s financial state. If you are unable to produce reports providing the information needed,  it may be time to add to or change your chart of accounts. PowerChurch software is flexible enough to allow for growth and revisions to your chart of accounts setup. | 217-877-6766

Church Accounting Specialist: Lori Gruen Let Lori walk you through your PowerChurch software, even if you have little to no accounting experience. Contact Lori today! | 217-877-6766

Some Examples Of What Is Considered A Taxable Gift.  It is good to show appreciation to your employees, including pastors, by giving them a gift at Christmas or another appropriate time during the year.  It is important to know if the IRS will consider that gift as taxable income to the employee.  | 217-877-6766

How to Print W2s and W3 in PowerChurch Plus
Is it time to produce W-2s for the church employees? PowerChurch Plus lets you produce professional-looking documents using pre-printed Form W-2s & W-3s. Be sure to purchase the laser forms and pay attention to the directions in our easy-to-follow tutorial! Then, you can print Form W-2s like a pro! | 217-877-6766

Was The Gift Card You Gave To Your Pastor A Non-Taxable Gift?  It is good to show appreciation to your employees, including pastors, by giving them a gift at Christmas or another appropriate time during the year.  It is important to know if the IRS will consider that gift as non-taxable income to the employee. | 217-877-6766

Does Your Church Have A Well-Designed Chart Of Accounts? The Chart of Accounts will determine the information on financial reports.  The first step to planning the Chart of Accounts is to determine what information is needed.  The second step is to use that information to design the Chart of Accounts. | 217-877-6766