The 1989 WELS Synod convention adopted a resolution instructing the synod’s Board of Trustees to issue a tax information manual to each congregation and synodical-affiliated organization (Proceedings, p. 162).
Each WELS congregation and organization is responsible for reproducing and distributing the tax manual to its workers, treasurers and other interested parties. The tax manual is designed to be topical so it is important that all congregational workers receive a copy of the entire manual. This distribution will help treasurers understand the nature of called workers’ taxes and help called workers understand the complexities of congregational reporting.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this tax manual is for informational purposes related to federal income taxes and is based only on the resources that WELS has at its disposal. Individuals, congregations, schools or other parasynodical organizations using the information contained in this tax manual should consult a qualified tax consultant/professional to be sure that the information relied upon applies to their particular situation.