DALLAS (BP)–Online resources to help small churches evaluate whether to pursue the Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit under the health care reform law are now available from GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
These resources can be accessed free of charge on GuideStone’s Healthcare Reform website, www.GuideStoneInsurance.org/Healthreform.
The resource page includes a comprehensive Q&A about the tax credit; definitions and step-by-step guide for determining eligibility and amount of the credit; and necessary government forms. The resource also includes a webinar with Danny Miller, a noted attorney with Connor & Winters who specializes in benefits issues for ministers.
“We urge churches to evaluate all factors before deciding whether to pursue the credit,” said O.S. Hawkins, GuideStone’s president. “These resources provide tools to help in that process.”
The IRS confirmed in Notice 2010-82 in December that the Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit is available to churches who participate through a self-funded denominational church health plan, including GuideStone health plans.
Jennifer Carter is senior marketing editor for the insurance division of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.