Taxes, Accounting and Law

Tax Exempt Status

Although churches are, in general, recognized as tax-exempt, a church with an exemption number has severalTaxes advantages.
Some advantages are:

  • Donor's contribution is tax-deductible
  • Reduced nonprofit mailing rate
  • Eligible for government/foundation grant application
  • Eligible for property & sales tax exemption application
  • 403(b) possible
  • FUTA & SUTA tax exemption
  • PSA announcement possible
  • Option to opt-out from FICA & SECA tax, etc.

All member ministries in good standing who submit an annual report by March 31 of each year will be included in Unity Worldwide Ministries' tax-exempt 501c3 umbrella filing.

Tax and Accounting

Minister and ministry tax, accounting, and budget FAQs

IRS Change of Address Form - for Ministries Under UWM Tax Umbrella

Manse Request - Use this form to request that Unity Worldwide Ministries approve your manse for purposes of a tax-exempt distribution from our pension plan.


FAQs for Church Copyright Law

Federal Law Alert: Past Salary History
Employment Application (without asking salary history). This is a Word document that you can customize for your needs.
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