Many years ago, Churches never worried about intrusion from the Internal Revenue Service. For the most part the IRS never sought entrance to Church affairs. This has all changed. Churches are being audited by the thousands, with many being closed, and some Pastors and Church Leaders are facing incarceration.
Churches and Church leaders should be cognizant of the methods the IRS will use to review them. Should they walk in the door, be nice, and if you are not a Chitwood and Chitwood client, I suggest you have someone do some serious praying (not in earshot of the auditor). Our clients do not have to worry. We take care of everything.
Why You Need Chitwood and Chitwood
Pastors and Church Leaders, do not attempt this audit on your own. The IRS knows 100 Tricky Questions to ask you, and trust me you do not know the right answers. WE DO!
Pastors and Church Leaders should spend their energy and focus on winning the lost to Christ and ministering to the sick and needy – not trying to do Church books or dealing with complex tax issues!
You should call and retain us immediately – the IRS is not playing games! Call our office at 800-344-0076 and let us put your mind at ease or visit our website, www.cmtc.org and register for an upcoming Church Management Tax Conference in a city near you.
DON’T DELAY – DO IT NOW!
By Dr. Michael Chitwood