IRS AUDITS AND THE CHURCH
Traveling across the United States conducting Church Management and Tax Conferences, I am amazed at those who think that somehow the Church is exempt from any intrusion by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some arguments are made by unknowing Clergy and Church Leaders who think that “separation of Church and State” is a constitutional issue. Then there are some who feel that the Church Audit Procedures Act (CAPA) of 1984 made it virtually impossible for the IRS to intrude into Church financial matters. Let’s look at each to demonstrate exactly why each no longer offers protection to a congregation.