PRC Webinar: Saving Your Church Money with the Employee Retention Tax Credit

PRC Webinar: Saving Your Church Money with the Employee Retention Tax Credit

PRC Webinar: Saving Your Church Money with the Employee Retention Tax Credit
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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This webinar is available free to members of the Southern New England Conference through a partnership with .

Leader -Elaine Summerville

Does your church have employees for whom you pay Social Security taxes? If so, the church may be eligible for the employee retention credit, a CARES act provision that has been extended through December 31, 2021! The employee retention credit may provide a church with up to $7,000 per employee for employees that are not ministers. Learn more.

Elaine L. Sommerville is licensed as a certified public accountant by the State of Texas. For more than 30 years, she has focused her practice on churches and other nonprofit organizations. She has assisted in the representation of several large case IRS exams as well as other IRS examinations of smaller organizations. Elaine currently devotes her time to handling various IRS issues for individuals and for exempt organizations of various types. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy and Information Systems from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She is the sole shareholder of the CPA firm of Sommerville & Associates, P.C. Located in Arlington, Texas; the firm employees 10 staff members who provide tax and consulting services to over 300 churches and nonprofit organizations.
She is a regular speaker for the Texas Society of CPAs, The Church Network, the Houston Church Coop, and is an instructor for the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is a contributing author to the Thomson Reuters/PPC’s Nonprofit Tax and Governance Guide and Form 990 Deskbook. She is a member of the AICPA, the Texas Society of CPAs, and The Church Network. Elaine serves on the Senior Editorial Advisory Board for Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax Team ( and authored Church Compensation – From Strategic Plan to Compliance (Christianity Today 2021.)

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