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Legal Issues for Churches and Religious Organizations

September 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm


This training will cover the unique legal rules and restrictions that apply to churches and religious organizations. Churches and religious organizations are nonprofit organizations and can be tax-exempt from Federal taxes, but the rules are different from the typical charitable nonprofits that obtain tax-exemption under IRS code section 501c3. There are also many state laws that affect churches and religious organizations.

Come and learn about:
The difference between a Church, Religious Organization, and Charitable Nonprofit,
How State and Federal tax rules apply to churches and religious organizations, including the complex and sometimes confusing Property Tax rules, B&O, Sales, and Unrelated Business Income Tax rules.
How employment laws apply to churches and religious organizations.
How public accommodations laws apply to churches and religious organizations, including access and use of facilities. We will touch on the recent same-sex ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court and if that affects churches.
We will also cover using church premises for other activities, such as child care, Alcohol Anonymous meetings, and arts performances.

$120 for attorneys – includes 2.50 CLE credits law and legal.

$40 for community organizations


September 16, 2019
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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