Texas Church Is the Victim of $450,000 Fraud: Lessons Learned and Helpful Resources

Nonprofits and churches are full of selfless workers and volunteers, so it is often difficult to imagine the possibility of financial fraud. However, scandals such as the recent fraud surrounding a Texas-based church can serve as a reminder to the reality of fraud, and the importance of implementing preventative measures and policies.

Practicing Christians Are More Generous Givers, Research Shows

Practicing Christians are 40% more likely to donate to charity than non-Christians, and churchgoers are 75% more likely to donate than non-attendees, according to recent research.

New Infrastructure Law Has Many Implications for Nonprofits

The newly enacted trillion-dollar infrastructure law holds both possible opportunities and challenges for nonprofit organizations. In its wake are numerous pressing matters vying for the attention of lawmakers, including the universal charitable deduction that is set to expire at the end of 2021.

IRS Announces Annual Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2022

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the IRS announced the tax year 2022 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions. Revenue Procedure 2021-45 provides details about these annual adjustments.

Updates on the Federal Vaccine Mandate and Legal Challenges

ECFA has been receiving inquiries from larger ministries regarding compliance with the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Read the latest updates from a helpful pair of advisories on our "News Affecting Your Ministry" webpage.

Early Termination of the Employee Retention Credit Comes with New Infrastructure Bill

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) will be terminated early as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which is expected to be signed into law within days by President Biden.

Study: Generous People Include “Charitable Donations” in Their Budget

Americans who include monetary charitable giving in their annual budget give 7 times more dollars, on average, than those who do not budget at all.

Strong Giving Continues During the Pandemic

Charitable giving has continued to remain strong across 2021, according to several sources.

Trinity Bible Church Becomes an ECFA Accredited Church

RICHARDSON, TX – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Trinity Bible Church of Richardson, TX.

Skylark Camps Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

BEDFORD, TX – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Skylark Camps of Bedford, TX.