6) Here’s Your Chance to Vote "Yes" or "No" to ECFA’s Trend Report

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), headquartered in Virginia, recently released 15 trends for leaders to expect in 2019. Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to “vote” on whether or not you agree with one or more of the 15. Just click into the comment box following the web version of this item. Sound off as to whether or not you think ECFA trends 1-15 are truth — or marketing.


13) Are You From the USA and Need Help Preparing Your Taxes?

Need a tax professional who understands the unique needs of ministry? Check out Cox Burbrink Tax Service. Owner and operator Karen Cox specializes in taxes for missionaries and ministers. She has 7 years of experience as a tax professional and 27 years experience as a minister’s wife. She teaches Payroll and Income Tax at the local Community College. Check out her Facebook page

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(Thanks Tim!)

10) Know any Good Tax-Preparers for Missionaries?

Here’s a Brigada reader wondering if we know any good tax-preparers who will take care of preparing tax returns for missionaries at a reasonable fee. Can you refer someone who understands form 2555 (Foreign Income Exclusion) and everything that goes with it? If so, please leave a comment following the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

12) How to Navigate the Maze of USA/Canada Tax/Support Questions

Canada/USA Tax Questions

Canada/USA Tax Questions

Here’s a Brigada inquirer, wondering if there are any good resources out there to help with the question of raising and integrating financial support for natives of USA and Canada. In other words, if the org is a Canadian org, how would they handle funds raised in the USA? … and vice-versa. USA and Canada are great friends. We just need to inform the IRS and Revenue Canada of that fact. Any leads? If so, please let us know in the comment boxes below. Thanks!

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