A lot of churches reimburse mileage for their pastor. Pastors can put on quite a few miles…especially if they serve multiple churches. Mileage can actually be a major part of the budget. One of the issues is knowing the difference between commuting miles and business miles because commuting is not reimbursable.
I took my info from New Clergy Training on Accountable Reimbursements to help teach on this one issue. Why is this important? 1)It protects the church from paying for mileage they shouldn’t. 2)It protects the pastor from adverse tax consequences as reimbursing commuting miles is taxable. 3)It prevents hard feelings from misunderstandings.
Check out the video below:
- Mileage Log (Excel): https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajo1psbi1gjvbot/Mileage%20Reimbursment.xlsx?dl=0
- IRS Publication 463 (commuting): https://www.irs.gov/publications/p463
- New Clergy Training on ARP: https://youtu.be/OGoQQLCeb8M