GuideStone releases annual tax guide

DALLAS (BP)--The annual Ministers Tax Guide for 2009 Returns has been released by GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The tax guide details recent changes to tax laws and their effect on ministers.

The guide's overview of tax law changes was written once again by Richard Hammar, a noted CPA, attorney and widely published author who specializes in legal and tax issues for ministers. The guide is edited by GuideStone's legal and compliance staff to address tax issues that affect the greatest number of Southern Baptist pastors.

"The informative free tax guide includes sample tax returns with step-by-step instructions for active and retired ministers, as well as a special pull-out section regarding the federal reporting requirements for churches," GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. "Our goal as a ministry is to honor the Lord by being a lifelong partner with our participants in enhancing their financial security. The tax guide is a tangible example of that commitment."

The tax guide can be obtained in PDF format from GuideStone's website at www.GuideStone.org/taxguide.aspx. GuideStone participants can order a free printed copy by calling customer service at 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.


Reported by the communications staff of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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