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The Small Business Administration issued their guidelines on January 6 documenting how lenders will proceed with the PPP2 applications for non-profits. Presently, only churches who have not yet received a PPP1 loans are eligible to apply; but this process will open up soon for churches that have already received PPP1 grants and can demonstrate a 25 percent decline in their “gross receipts” in at least one 2020 quarter, compared to the same quarter in 2019.
When eligible, churches will be able to apply to local lenders for an amount equal to 2.5 times the 2019 average monthly payroll costs, which include housing allowances and benefit payments made by the church. Many lenders offered online registration links for the PPP1 funds to reserve places in line for later receiving invitations to the grant application website. You need to be continuously monitoring their websites. Read More
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The Internal Revenue Service announced on June 9, 2022 an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes.
For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year. The new rate for deductible medical or moving expenses (available for active-duty members of the military) will be 22 cents for the remainder of 2022, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of 2022. These new rates become effective July 1, 2022. The IRS provided legal guidance on the new rates in Announcement 2022-13 PDF, issued June 9, 2022.
In recognition of recent gasoline price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2022. The IRS normally updates the mileage rates once a year in the fall for the next calendar year. For travel from January 1 through June 30, 2022, taxpayers should use the rates set forth in Notice 2022-03 PDF.
Mileage Rate Changes:
|Purpose||Rates 1/1 through 6/30/2022||Rates 7/1 through 12/31/2022|
|Per mile driven for business use||58.5||62.5|
|Per mile driven for medical or moving purposes||18||22|
|Per mile driven in service of charitable organizations||14||14|
The EPA Connectional Ministries Fund (CMF) is used to fund the expenses of the Annual Conference. Like the local church, our Annual Conference is apportioned by the General Church for the World Service Fund (WSF) to support Christian Witness around the World and for the General Church Fund (GCF) which finances administrative activities of the General Church. CMF, WSF and GCF is apportioned to the local church as follows: Budget Narrative 2022 (Download PDF)
GCFA automates Group Ruling request process
The UMC’s General Council on Finance & Administration (GCFA) has automated the process of obtaining the Group Ruling (501(c)3 documentation for churches and other UM organizations. Click here to be taken to the site to complete your Application for the United Methodist Church Group Ruling.