(610) 666-9090 Ext. 1007
(610) 666-9090 Ext. 1023
Support Associate, Accounting
For accounts payable, accounts receivable, and moving expenses, please email AccountsPayable@epaumc.org.
For remittance questions or concerns, please email Remittances@epaumc.org.
February 6, 2020
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we move into this new decade, Shelby Systems support for the remittance system is scheduled to end. The conference staff has explored numerous options. We have selected to implement Mission Connect: Ministry Financials.
The system has more functionality and is user-friendly. The staff worked very hard over the last few months to ensure the data was entered into the database.
Enclosed is the January 2020 remittance statement and instructions for accessing the statement and payments on the online portal. The new web address is https://umcdata.net/ep.
A link to the February remittance statements will be emailed on February 14, 2020. Beginning in March 2020, the link to your statements will be emailed no later than the 7th day of each month.
Please do not hesitate to contact remittance staff at 610-666-9090 ext. 1023 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or have any questions.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.
James P. Brown
Due to delays in processing of sales tax exemptions as a result of COVID-19, the PA state revenue department is extending the Eastern PA Conference’s tax-exempt status and that of its subsidiary churches until September 30, 2020. The extension is intended to assist conferences and subsidiary churches in continuing daily operations without interruption of exempt status.
It’s once again time for your church to prepare your Statistical Report. As Senior Pastor, you are responsible for sharing this information with the appropriate church leaders. All churches are required to submit the Statistical Report using the EZRA Data Management System of the General Board of Finance and Administration. Learn more.
The 2020 apportionment and billed funds information for individual congregations, plus the Conference Treaurer’s overall Narrative Budget, was mailed to each local church lead pastor as of 10/18/2019. See 2020 Budget Narrative
The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
The business mileage rate decreased 0.5 cents for business travel driven and 3 cents for medical and certain moving expense from the rates for 2019. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.