FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Finance office works with local churches and pastors in the areas of healthcare, pension, apportionments, loans, equitable compensation, and program support.
The director of Financial and Administrative Services provides education and training to individuals serving their local church in the area of financial ministry.
The office staff ensures that East Ohio Conference local churches are compliant with their church, audit, and pastor’s compensation reports, and it provides budget information and tools that are helpful in interpreting apportionments. The staff also processes payroll for those churches enrolled in the payroll service.
The Administrative Services office is responsible, through the Conference Board of Trustees, for the oversight and operation of the Area Center, the Episcopal residence, the conference and district parsonages, and all conference property and insurance. Questions about church parsonages, and architects/contractors working on building construction/expansion should be directed to the director of Financial and Administrative Services.
Questions about closing a church building or abandoning a church property should be directed to your district superintendent’s office.
New Tax Applies to Nonprofit Employee Parking
Do your church employees/contractors park on a lot owned/rented/leased by the church? If the answer is “yes,” then your church may need to pay the new IRS nonprofit parking tax.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (December 2017) states, in part, that tax-exempt employers (such as churches) may need to treat the cost of providing parking to their employees as unrelated business taxable income (UBTI). The provisions are effective starting with the tax year 2018.
Churches can legally avoid this new tax if – by March 31, 2019:
Just a Reminder from your Conference Finance Team:
Please take time to review your monthly remittance statement each month. We are now in the final quarter of 2018. We want to ensure all apportionment payments are included in the current year so that each church gets the benefit of having achieved 100% of its apportionment commitment. In keeping with the notice in the Annual Conference Journal, final payment of the 2018 apportionment year needs to be received at our lockbox on or before January 4, 2019. Checks received in our lockbox after January 4, 2019, regardless of the postmark date on the envelope, will be counted as having been received in 2019.
2019 Mileage Rates
The standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) are:
Ohio Minimum Wage Increased in 2019
Effective January 1, the minimum wage in the State of Ohio is $8.55/hour, an increase of $0.25. Pay for tipped employees is now $4.30/hour, an increase of $0.15. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour.
Employers whose gross earnings are $314,000 or more are required to pay whichever minimum wage is higher. Employers who gross less than $314,000 shall pay their employees no less than the current federal minimum wage rate.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW.
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 966-7581
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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