The 2013 edition of GuieStone’s annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide is now available. In this helpful guie, both active and retired ministers will find step-by-step help in understanding the latest tax laws along with sample tax forms to assist them in preparing their 2012 federal tax returns.
The guide was written again this year by Richard Hammar, a noted CPA, attorney and widely published author who specializes in legal and tax issues for ministers. Additionally, the material is edited by GuideStone’s Compliance staff to ensure that it addresses, in detail, the tax issues directly affecting Southern Baptist pastors.
“As our tax system grows more complicated each year, it is a joy and a privilege for GuideStone to stand alongside the ministers we represent and provide solid counsel from a trusted source,” said O.S. Hawkins, GuideStone president. “Each year so many pastors tell us how thankful they are for this guie and how much it helps them navigate the unique ministerial tax laws. We are blessed to be able to help them with the important task of ensuring that their income tax returns are correct.”
The tax guide, which also includes a special section detailing federal reporting requirements for churches, can be obtained in PDF format at www.GuideStone.org/TaxGuide. GuideStone participants can order a free printed copy by calling 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday – Friday.