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Baptist Briefs: GuideStone Tax Guide ready

GuideStone releases tax guide. The 2014 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide is available. Richard Hammar, a CPA, attorney and widely published author who specializes in legal and tax issues for ministers, wrote the guide. GuideStone’s compliance staff edits the material to address tax issues that affect the greatest number of Baptist pastors. The guide provides both active and retired ministers step-by-step help in understanding the latest tax laws, along with sample tax forms to assist them in preparing their 2013 federal tax returns. This year’s edition contains a supplement addressing key points of the recent housing allowance ruling. Also, church treasurers and other church leaders can refer to the guide’s special section about important federal requirements for churches. The tax guide can be obtained in PDF format at GuideStone participants can order a free printed copy by calling (888) 98-GUIDE (888-984-8433) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. 

North Carolina pastor to be nominated for SBC officer. Clint Pressley, senior pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., clint pressley130Clint Pressleywill be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention at its annual meeting, June 10-11 in Baltimore, Md. Ted Traylor, senior pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., announced he will nominate Pressley, who serves as vice president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference and is the vice chair of trustees for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is a graduate of Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, La. Pressley is completing the doctor of ministry program at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. He has served churches in Alabama and Mississippi.

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