PAYMENT RELIEF ON ACCOUNT OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) EMERGENCY. THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND IRS ARE EXTENDING THE DUE DATE FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PAYMENTS DUE APRIL 15, 2020 TO JULY 15, 2020, FOR PAYMENTS DUE OF UP TO $1 MILLION FOR INDIVIDUALS - REGARDLESS OF FILING STATUS - AND OTHER UNINCORPORATED ENTITIES. ASSOCIATED INTEREST, ADDITIONS TO TAX AND PENALTIES FOR LATE PAYMENT WILL ALSO BE SUSPENDED UNTIL JULY 15, 2020.
Congressman Kevin McCarthey introduced a new bill 'the Clergy Act' where ministers who had opted out of social security may be able to opt back in! An application must be filed by a minister no later than the due date of the federal income tax return (including extensions) for the minister's 2nd taxable year beginning after December 31, 2020. You do not have to pay retroactive social security taxes for years before the opt-in date.
Form 1023 (Application for Nonprofit status)
Beginning Jan. 31, 2020, applications for recognition of exemption on Form 1023 must be submitted electronically online at www.pay.gov. The IRS will provide a 90 day grace period during which it will continue to accept paper versions of Form 1023. (Rev. 12-2017)
Court Overturns Atheist case! Victory For Pastors' Housing Allowance!
The seventh circuit rules that Clergy Housing Allowance is constitutional despite the challenge by Freedom from Religion Foundation. This is great news!
Specializing in Ministry Tax
Welcome to Hartley Tax. Jean Hartley established this firm in order to provide ministers with expert tax consultation concerning ministry tax. She is a tax accountant specializing in ministry tax and accounting with 33 years of experience in the accounting field and 28 years specializing in ministry tax.
Dan Brubaker is an AFSP credentialed tax preparer with the IRS. He is in his third year with us and is in the office year round to help with your tax and bookkeeping needs.
Shelly Mackin has been with us for over 5 years. She is our bookkeeper with extensive knowledge in quickbooks and payroll. If your church or nonprofit is in need of bookkeeping services. Call us. Shelly will get the job done.
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Our firm provides a variety of services for individuals, churches, non-profits and small businesses. These services include tax preparation and governmental agency compliance reporting, along with planning and forecasting for taxes. We also provide a variety of bookkeeping services for all levels of client expertise. We at Hartley Tax pride ourselves on our ability to provide personal service to meet your individual andbusiness requirements in these rapidly changing economic times.
For all New Client Questions For all your Ministry Tax Needs For any Consulting concerning Housing Allowance, Estimated Payments, New Church package Set-Up For any of your Small Business Accounting Questions