Busby, Reporting Procedures for Congregations

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Dan Busby, Reporting Procedures for Congregations. Evangelical Council for Financial Responsibility.

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LifeandLeadership.com Summary

This is a one-of-a-kind resource from Dan Busby, who also wrote related volumes such as Church and Non-Profit Organization Tax and Financial Guide, Donor-Restricted Gifts Simplified, and Zondervan Ministers Tax and Financial Guide. Each of these is referenced in the Ministry Resource Guides listed above. Busby is a highly respected authority in the field of financial management in churches and non-profit organizations.

From the Publisher

Reporting Procedures for Congregations is designed for denominations, conferences, and districts to distribute to their affiliated congregations. Tens of thousands of these booklets have been provided to congregations. This popular 48-page booklet summarizes charitable gifts reporting, the congregation reporting as an employer, information reporting requirements and recent developments. It includes filled-in examples of dozens of tax forms.

From the Back Cover

This annual reference guide continues to be one of the few resources offering tax and financial advice to churches and nonprofit organizations. Issues of financial accountability, receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status, accounting for charitable gifts, and other crucial topics receive careful and full discussion.

This edition also contains a thorough description of tax laws affecting churches and other nonprofit organizations, ensuring compliance with all regulations. The book includes expert advice on handling charitable gifts, sample policies and procedures, easy techniques for simplifying financial policies and procedures, insights on medical expense reimbursements, key steps in sound compensation planning, and examples of required IRS filings.

About the Author

Dan Busby, Senior Vice President of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), has been involved in the work of the churches and nonprofit organizations for his entire career. On staff with ECFA since 1998 (and previously serving with them as a volunteer for 10 years), Mr. Busby serves as the editor of ECFA s newsletter, FOCUS on Accountability, is the primary contributor to ECFA s website, and serves as a resource for ECFA s members. His career has been varied: 10 years with the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, where he served as Controller, 10 years as the founding partner of a CPA firm in Kansas City, Busby, Keller & Co. (the firm operates today as Keller & Owens) and 11 years as the Chief Financial Officer of The Wesleyan Church Corporation at their denominational offices in Indianapolis. Dan served 110 man-years on nonprofit boards and is a past national board member of the Christian Management Association. He has made speaking presentations in 37 states. He is a prolific writer with over 250 articles published. His two tax and finances books for ministers and churches have been annually revised and published by Zondervan since 1990. He co-authored A Christian’s Guide to Worryfree Money Management, another Zondervan title. In 2007, Donor-Restricted Gifts Simplified was published and is the only book covering this challenging topic. He has received many awards. The National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) honored him with the Significant Contributor Hall of Fame Award. The Christian Management Association presented him with a Significant Contributor Award. Your Church magazine named him as one of the three CPAs in the U.S. who ministers would prefer to prepare their tax return. Oklahoma Wesleyan University bestowed an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree. World Hope International honored him for his contributions in helping to establish this international relief and development organization. Mr. Busby is a CPA and a graduate of Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, with a Master s degree. He and his wife, Claudette, have two children and two grandchildren.

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