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’05 Ministers Tax Guide released by GuideStone

DALLAS (BP)–Ministers can find additional help in preparing their 2005 federal income tax returns from GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. The annual Ministers Tax Guide for 2005 Returns details recent changes to tax laws and their effect on ministers.

“This year’s tax guide includes the features ministers have come to expect,” said O.S. Hawkins, GuideStone’s president and chief executive officer. “The informative free tax guide includes sample tax returns with step-by-step instructions for active and retired ministers, as well as a special pull-out section regarding the federal reporting requirements for churches.”

An overview of the tax change highlights was written by Richard Hammar, a CPA, attorney and widely published author who specializes in legal and tax issues for ministers.

The tax guide can be accessed in an electronic PDF format by visiting the GuideStone website at www.GuideStone.org. Copies also can be obtained by calling customer service at 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Friday Central time.

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