Have a little faith – IRS and fraud concerns for faith-based nonprofits
Abstract: Religious congregations must comply with IRS rules and federal and state laws. But because they don’t have to file income tax returns, some fail to engage independent financial experts. Without that oversight, congregation leaders may not know all the requirements to which they’re subject and internal controls could be lacking. This article looks at some financial best practices for any church, synagogue, mosque or other religious congregation to help prevent financial and other critical mistakes.