The Florida Georgia District will host a Treasurer's Workshop via ZOOM on February 24, 2024, from 10 am - 1:30 pm EST.
Individuals within the church who have financial responsibilities should participate. This session will be a high-level general overview, and you will have an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Discussion topics include 10 areas that tend to be filled with IRS issues related to Tax-Exempt Ministries:
• ensuring compliance with tax rules
• organization administration
• understanding income from other sources
• pitfalls in compensation planning
• and other tax-exempt status requirements
Elaine is considered a leading national tax professional in nonprofit tax issues. She has been in public accounting for more than 30 years, concentrating her clientele in nonprofit organizations, both religious and other types of organizations. Elaine has a passion for training those who work for churches and nonprofit organizations. Other CPAs and law firms regularly seek her to provide tax services in connection with litigation or regulatory proceedings. She has participated in large IRS compliance reviews and researched tax issues for special client situations. Elaine is also a regular speaker for the Church Network, including teaching a portion of its certified church business administrator curriculum. Elaine is a contributing author to PPC’s Nonprofit Tax and Governance Guide and a contributing editor for various publications provided by Christianity Today.
Rusty Huseman, PA, of the Lutheran Legal League—he also serves as a general legal counsel for the FLGA District, assisting the District Office, congregations, and schools. Rusty is an AV-rated attorney practicing real estate law throughout Florida. His primary practice is heavily concentrated on assisting several client banks and credit unions with their commercial and U.S. Small Business loans. Certified by the National Association of Development Companies, Rusty has the unique honor of being recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Designated Closing Counsel nominated by Community Development Company(ies). As a result, Rusty has closed thousands of SBA loans throughout Florida. Rusty is a long-time resident of Florida. Recognizing the importance of having client representation present at the closings, Rusty travels throughout Florida to attend closings where his clients and their Bankers find it most convenient.