Tax Packet

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The GCFA Tax Packet contains numerous documents addressing a variety of tax matters pertaining to United Methodist clergy and local churches. From time to time, new documents are added and existing documents are revised or updated. Please check this website frequently for the latest information.

If you have any questions about the material discussed in this tax packet, please contact your annual conference treasurers. They are the single best resource for such information. If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the tax packet itself, please contact the GCFA Legal Department at

Note: This Tax Packet contains general information on tax issues of interest to United Methodist clergy, local churches, annual conferences, and others. While we have made every effort to ensure the information in this Tax Packet is current and accurate, it is not intended to serve as legal advise. Readers should seek assistance from a tax professional for questions regarding their specific circumstances.

Tax Information for Clergy Housing Allowance
IRS Audit Guidelines
Local Transportation Expenses
Spousal Travel Expenses
Pastor's Discretionary Fund
Tax Information for Local Churches - Tax Reporting and Filing Requirements
Unrelated Business Income (UBIT)
Charitable Contributions
Employee or Independent Contractor