Treasurer’s Manual

The Congregational Treasurer’s Manual provides information on various aspects of the duties of congregational treasurer. It is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and can be found on their website: // Click on Resources and look for “Congregational Treasurer’s Manual.” This publication is updated each year with the current tax information and is a valuable resource for congreation treasurers, business managers, principals and anyone who needs help in understanding the finances of a church or school.

This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. This manual is published with the understanding that The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. While every effort has been made to make the material in this text current as of the date of publication, constantly changing tax laws may affect the accuracy of this material.

The Treasurer’s Manual can be downloaded from the LCMS website. Go to and click on the Resources link. You will then be able to see the link to the treasurer’s manual.

2011 IRS Mileage Rates
Beginning July 1, 2011, the IRS increased the standard business mileage rate to 55.5 cents per mile (from 51 cents). The standard medical and moving mileage rate increased to 23.5 cents per mile (from 19 cents). The rate used for charitable purposes, set by statute rather than IRS, remains at 14 cents per mile.