The 2018 deadline for filing income taxes is April 17. So if, like many Americans, you’ve postponed the onerous task of completing your returns, don’t fret; there’s still plenty of time. And, if you’re a minister, there are some great resources at to help you get the job done.

One of the most helpful tools is Ministers’ Taxes Made Easy. It’s prepared by our friends at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), who know a lot about ministry and taxes. It includes a line-by-line guide for completing form 1040.

If you’re a church treasurer, you may appreciate the ECFA’s Church Reporting Made Easy. It contains details on topics like charitable gift reporting, the various forms that churches should complete on behalf of employees, and deadlines for filing, as well as common errors to watch for.

Ministers and treasurers can find additional help on tax and compensation matters in the online P&B Tax Memos series. Also, our staff is available to assist with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-888-4656.