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Church Group Ruling - Tax Exemption

Welcome To GCFA Group Ruling Website We are excited to offer this service to local United Methodist churches, annual conferences, and other ministries within the connection. We hope you... Read More

Changes to FLSA Requirements

In May, 2016, the US Department of Labor announced its final changes to the regulations that govern the FLSA “white collar” overtime exemptions. GCFA is excited to announce a new compliance... Read More

Group Ruling

GCFA has automated the process of obtaining the Group Ruling (501(c)3 documentation for your church or other United Methodist organization. ... Read More

Group Ruling Request Website

Request Form for 501(c)3 group ruling requests. United Methodist churches and other United Methodist groups are eligible but must request the documentation from GCFA. Read More


GCFA is privileged to be able to share and guard this proud symbol of United Methodism. With the Cross and Flame, we say that as United Methodists we believe God... Read More