January 2016 Newsletter
Our most popular event of the year, this seminar will provide you with the latest information on tax, compliance, employment and payroll, and operational changes you need for 2016.
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Crossroads Bible Church
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

Cornerstone Fellowship
Friday, Jan 22, 2016

EPIC Bible College
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Reno/Sparks - Summit Christian Church
Friday, Jan 29, 2016

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From the President
Protecting Americans from
Tax Hikes Act of 2015

   2015 was a significant year for tax legislation with hundreds of changes made to the Internal Revenue Code. The tax developments impact a wide variety of taxpayers, businesses, and ministries, and involve a number of different issues. They will impact those with 2015 tax year returns to be filed during the 2016 filing season and also affect subsequent periods. Of special note was the legislation passed i n late December . The "Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015" (PATH Act)  restores and extends (some permanently), a number of expired charitable giving incentives, designed to provide needed resources to support the work of charitable nonprofits. The Act also extends or made permanent a number of other individual and business tax related provisions.
   For more on these important new provisions and what it may mean for you and your ministry you will want to attend the annual tax update seminars being hosted this month by Christian Management Association. Information on the seminars and how to register for the event in your area can be found on our website at
christianmanagementassociation.org. Or you can call our office at 408-568-0649 for more information.
Wishing You a Blessed New Year,

Steve Boersma
Tennessee Bans Guns in Churches Where School Children are Present
According to a new opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General, people can't bring guns to a church, religious entity or private school, even if it is private property, if that property is being used for a school event. (read more)
Microsoft Relaxes Nonprofit Rules for its Charity Program Office 365
Many churches and religious nonprofits have been uncomfortable participating in the Microsoft charity program for Office 365 in recent years because the program requires participants to certify that they don't discriminate in their employment practices with regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
In October of 2015 however, Microsoft addressed this concern by posting changes to its policy. (read more)
IRS Proposes Nonprofits Collect Social Security Numbers of their Donors
The IRS is proposing new requirements for nonprofits to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors. Currently, nonprofits send donors a form verifying their contributions, which they use for tax purposes. However, the IRS is proposing changes that would require these nonprofits to collect their donors' SSN's...(read more)
Employment Law
Deadline for Filing Various
Form 1094's and 1095's Extended

   The deadline for employers and insurance carriers required to file Forms 1095-B and 1095-C has been extended from February 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016.  The deadline for filing Forms 1094-B and 1094-C is extended from February 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016 for non-electronic filers and from March 31, 2016 to June 30, 2016 for electronic filers.
   Although most employees will not be affected by the extension, employees who enrolled in coverage through a Health Insurance Marketplace and who file their income tax returns before they receive their Form 1095-C (confirmation from the Marketplace that the offer of employer-sponsored coverage was not affordable) could be affected.
   For 2015 only, individuals who rely on other information from their employers about their coverage offers for purposes of determining eligibility for the premium tax credit need not amend their returns once they receive their Forms 1095-C or any corrected forms.
   As a not-for-profit, the California Cham ber of Commerce (CalChamber) is a business advocate and HR compliance resource for California employers.  Our legislative presence means we know California employment laws inside and out. We monitor, analyze and report changes as they happen.

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