Tag Archives: minister

Death Taxes Intrigue

Today TaxMama® wants to have a little fun while I am waiting for all my emails to download.  During our Thanksgiving vacation, I had time to do some reading. Let me introduce you to Diane Kelly, a CPA and writer – and her very interesting protagonist, Tara Holloway, a rather feisty IRS Special Agent.

Soap and Water

In honor of the Easter Dinner and Passover Seder, we present… A minister was asked to Easter dinner by one of his parishioners who he knew as being an unkempt housekeeper. When he sat down at the table, he noticed that the  dishes were the dirtiest that he had ever seen in his life.

Old and Accountable

All of us should live so long as to be this kind of old person!   Toward the end of Sunday service,  the Minister asked, ‘ How many of  you have forgiven your enemies?’ 80% held up their hands.

Walking on Water

A minister, a rabbi, and a priest were sitting in a boat, enjoying the warmth of the day. The minister says, “I left my fishing pole on shore, I’m going to go back and get it.” He stands up, walks across the water, gets his pole, walks back across the water and gets into the […]

Mileage to Minister

Today TaxMama hears from Larry in North Carolina, with this dilemma. “I have a part-time business servicing computers. I have a separate business checking account, file Schedule C, etc. I deduct business miles on a mileage basis. On occasion I do some computer work for my minister back home. It is a 180 mile round-trip. […]

Clergy Home Building

Today TaxMama hears from the Minister’s wife in Kentucky, who tells us, “My husband’s housing allowance is exempt from taxes. We are currently building a home, while temporarily living with relatives until its completion. Will we be able to deduct any of the expenses from the construction of this new home? For example, we’re already […]

Exempt from FUTA

Today TaxMama hears from Jean in New Jersey, who asks “Does a non-profit organization have to pay into unemployment compensation.”