DALLAS — The 2014 edition of GuideStone's annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide is now available. In this helpful guide, both active and retired minsters will find step-by-step instructions, sample forms and detailed help in understanding the latest tax laws. This year's edition also contains a special supplement addressing the key points of the recent housing allowance ruling. Additionally, church treasurers and other church leaders will find a valuable resource in the guide's special section about important federal requirements for churches.
The guide was written again this year by Richard Hammar, a noted CPA, attorney and widely published author who specializes in legal and tax issues for ministers. Additionally, the material is edited by GuideStone’s Compliance staff to ensure that it addresses, in detail, the tax issues directly affecting Southern Baptist pastors.
"This year, it's particularly important for ministers to have access to this useful resource. From late- changes to tax law to challenges to the housing allowance, ministerial tax issues grow more complicated each year. It is a joy and a privilege for GuideStone to stand alongside the ministers we represent and provide solid counsel from a trusted source," said O.S. Hawkins, GuideStone president. "Each year so many pastors tell us how thankful they are for this guide and how much it helps them navigate the unique ministerial tax laws. We are blessed to be able to help them with the important task of ensuring that their income tax returns are correct."
The tax guide can be obtained in PDF format at www.GuideStone.org/TaxGuide. GuideStone participants can order a free printed copy by calling 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday – Friday.