Every church has a particular way of doing things. This includes how they handle reimbursing the pastor. Every year I get a handful of treasurers or church leaders that contact me wondering why their pastor isn’t following the rules. I want to help pastors avoid this or at least help them through by sharing the rules from the IRS and the Conference.
The video below is from the accountable reimbursement training for our new clergy. In it, I cover:
- Commuting vs Business Travel
- Documentation needed
- Ownership of items purchased under an Accountable Reimbursement Plan
- Accountable Reimbursement Plan Q&A: https://www.dakotasumc.org/media/files/CONFERENCE/5_Conf_Finance_Benefits/Finance/Accountable_Reimbursement_Policies_QA.pdf
- Presentation Slides: https://www.dakotasumc.org/media/files/CONFERENCE/5_Conf_Finance_Benefits/Finance/accountable_reimb.pdf