Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Clergy Tax Seminar

The annual Clergy Tax Seminar is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2020, for seminary and academy students, pastors, and other church leaders. Participants will learn how to file clergy taxes correctly and legally, how to comply with regulations while maximizing tax deductions, and may earn 0.3 continuing education units. There will be two sessions: Session 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern time), will focus on the rules surrounding clergy tax returns; Session 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will teach participants how to complete a clergy tax return using H&R Block's highest tier (Premium and Business) downloadable software. Leadership for the seminar is provided by Deb Oskin, a tax professional and an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, who is currently serving on the Pastoral Compensation & Benefits Advisory Committee. She has been teaching and presenting nationally on clergy taxation to clergy, treasurers, administrators, and tax professionals since 2004. Sponsors of the seminar are the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry, and Bethany Theological Seminary. Registration is $40 per person. Current Bethany, TRIM/EFSM/SeBAH, and Earlham School of Religion students may attend the seminar at no cost, although registration is still required. The registration deadline isJan. 15, 2020.