Tag Archives: Church income tax

Church Parsonage

The Harm in Renting Out the Church Parsonage We often work with churches that have a parsonage going unused or rented out to non-members. As such, the question arises as to tax liabilities. The primary concern is either Property Taxes or Unrelated Business Income Tax. Parsonage Property Taxes: A residential property, (parsonage) owned by the church and being leased does affect the property tax exemption, namely the religious exemption. However, the parsonage may still quality under a welfare exemption. That is, provided its use can be deemed incidental to the […]

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Churches and Unrelated Business Income Tax

Churches and Income Tax Although much of what follows generally applies to all tax-exempt organization, this article briefly describes how Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) affects churches. Defined: According to the IRS, unrelated business income is income from a trade or business, regularly carried on, that is not substantially related to the exempt purpose that is the basis of the organization’s exemption. An exempt organization that has $1,000 or more of gross income from an unrelated business must file with the IRS and must pay estimated tax if it expects […]

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