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2022 Tax Seminar

The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) is sponsoring seminars for clergy and church staff or laity participating in the financial management of the local church.

This year enjoy the helpful content you have come to expect from the Tax Seminars in the comfort of your home via Zoom. Whichever you select, you will have all your questions answered with Elaine and Frank Sommerville, and earn CPE credit.

Clergy Tax Session
February 22, 2022
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2 Credit Hours of CPE
with Elaine Sommerville, CPA

Church Finance/Legal Update Session
February 22, 2022
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
4 Credit Hours of CPE
with Frank and Elaine Sommerville, CPA

The registration fee includes all handouts/materials and CPE credit:

  • Virtual (both sessions) - $80 ($10 savings)
  • Virtual (only clergy session) - $30
  • Virtual (only church finance session) - $60

Clergy Tax Seminar
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 2 CPE Credit Hours

Objectives: To gain specific knowledge about relevant changes to current tax laws and learn about payroll issues related to ministers, such as employment status, housing allowances, reimbursable expenses, tax-free benefits, retirement plans, and more.

Church Finance / Legal Update Seminar
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 4 CPE Credit Hours

Objectives: To gain specific knowledge about relevant changes to current tax laws and learn more about the basics of general church finance, including how to handle unique issues related to church employees and contractors, reimbursement plans, charitable gifts, tax-deductible contributions, expense reimbursement, financial records, reporting, and more.


Speakers:

Elaine Sommerville, CPA
Elaine is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas. For 35 years, her practice has focused on tax compliance aspects of nonprofit organizations and churches. She is the sole shareholder of the CPA firm of Sommerville & Associates, P.C. located in Arlington, Texas, which provides tax and consulting services to over 300 churches and nonprofit organizations. Elaine is married to Frank, and the team will lead our Church Finance session together.

Frank Sommerville

Frank is a shareholder in the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C. in Houston and Arlington, Texas. He is Board Certified in Tax Law and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Frank has presented seminars on nonprofit taxation and employment issues since 1981, including this annual tax seminar for more than 30 years. Frank is married to Elaine, and the team will lead our Church Finance session together.


Questions?
Reach out to Kyrstol Wheeler at kwheeler@tmf-fdn.org

Reach out to Sarah Rich, srich@tmf-fdn.org for post-seminar follow-up requests. Sarah can help you get your CPE certificate, a copy of the session recordings, and more.