WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR PURCHASE/DONATION...
All documents necessary to have your very own private Christian church ministry
- Tax Identification number filed the right way and for "Banking Purposes Only"
- We give you direction and support to help you open your bank account
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR "SELF-SUPPORTED MINISTRY"
Many people have asked, "Is there a list of things one's "Self-Supported Ministry" (SSM), can do that might help us ascertain the value of having our own SSM? "Declaration of Self-Supported Ministry" of an un-incorporated organized church/ministry as the "otherwise" described in Title 26 USC (IRS Code):
1. Operate in complete privacy. Since the SSM is not incorporated, it is a private, lawful entity that is the "exception" rather than being "exempt" from regulation regarding all entities controlled by the government which includes all 501(c)3 corporations. Therefore, you can now lawfully operate in complete privacy.
2. Receive an income tax deduction. All donations made to your SSM from yourself, friends, relatives, clients, patients and fund raising events are fully deductible from the donor's taxes as provided by law.
3. Remove assets from other taxation. All gifts (donations), to your SSM are removed from Estate, Gift and Capital Gains tax exposure.
4. Receive donations or gifts of all kinds of assets. Your SSM may accept donations of all kinds of assets. (Real property, stocks, vehicles, boats, planes, clothing, furniture and money.)
5. Receive funds from deferred gifts. Your SSM may receive donations from wills, trusts, life insurance or any other deferred gift.
6. Immune from liability of lawsuits. By placing all of your assets into a SSM, attorneys will have a hard time trying to collect any judgments against you personally. (If they can collect anything at all.) As the saying goes, "You can't get blood out of a turnip".
7. Reduce you own personal tax liability. By receiving your "compensation" into your SSM, your own personal tax liability will be reduced.
8. Reduce your business's tax liability. By making the SSM the lawful owner of most of the stock or ownership in an existing business, your business's tax liability will decrease.
9. Open bank accounts all over the world. There is no need to have an "off-shore" trust or corporation since a SSM is allowed to exist all over the globe. However, one may have to physically open the account in another country and give the bank a local address for your SSM.
10. Gifting to other Countries. U.S. Taxpayers cannot deduct gifts to overseas charitable projects unless they do so through another charitable entity such as the SSM.
11. Personal compensation for the work you do. A SSM is allowed to provide for the payment of anyone that works for it. This can be done by using the "Workers Contract" that is provided in all of the Self Supported Ministries. Since FRNs (Federal Reserve Notes) are used as "payment" (exchange), the transaction should not be a taxable event according to United Stated Codes. FRNs are "Obligations of the United States". "Obligations" are not taxable, unless you or your entity is a corporation or a public organization.
12. Allow your SSM to make the payment for all expenses. All expenses that are required for the operation and growth of the SSM are allowed. Yes, you can have the SSM pay for all of your transportation, clothing, food, and shelter. (Remember, you are working for God now.)
13. Bank accounts are private. The checking account set up for the SSM does not have any social security number associated with it. However, the bank may want to check your own social security for personal identification only. Every bank should open up an account without having any "DBA" associated with it. Remember, the SSM is not a business in the commercial world.
14. You are in control. Since there is no "trustee" or "office of the president" involved in the SSM, you can be directly involved with all of the legal transactions regarding the SSM.
15. No ending date for the SSM. The SSM does not have a date where it comes to an end. There is no ending date for any reporting because there is nothing to report.
16. Not taxable. We can not find any law that stipulates that the SSM is required to file ANY tax return.
17. Non-political. The SSM is not political in any manner even though it may be "created" by contract somewhere in the united States of America. However, the SSM may write or verbally "report" to others regarding the truth or opinion of any matter going on world-wide.
18. May be funded or supported by other businesses. Since the SSM is just that--a SELF-SUPPORTED Ministry--to survive, it must be supported/financed by activities that make donations. This can be done by having some or all of your "supporting business" profits go directly into the account of the SSM. In fact, the SSM itself can, and should have activities that support itself. Remember, the SSM is SELF-SUPPORTED!
19. Not regulated by the Government for corporations. Remember the Amish? They can build what they want on their property without "code enforcement" from the government. They do not need licenses to operate. They are left alone by the government. The SSM should be operated just like they operate their "work". If they can do "it", then the SSM can do "it".
20. Your self-esteem. Your light should shine among men so that they might see what you do. If everyone who calls himself a Christian would have his own SSM, there would be a lot more money for the Church (God's people). Now you are actually working for God, rather than for "men". This will have a great effect on one's attitude. After all, Christ said "Carry your OWN cross". We should not to let someone else carry it. Now you're "giving" is not just a tenth. It is now EVERYTHING that you have, own, and will do. (Get the picture?)
21. Your ability to influence your children. Many who have a SSM enjoy the opportunity to impact their families by "leading by example" not only in the home, but also in their church and community. You can now add "significance" to your lifetime of work.
22. Other considerations. Perhaps the worst thing for an older person to have are assets. Many older people have had all of their hard earned assets levied on and actually had them taken (stolen) by the government by being admitted to a health care facility. If one is wealthy, the wealth can actually be "used" up quite fast and nothing will be left for their heirs. By placing all of their assets, ahead of time, into a SSM, they can now lawfully state that they do not "own" anything and can now be fully covered by federal and/or state coverage. (Medicare) If they are in need of anything, the SSM can take care of them. The SSM can be managed by them until their designated successor takes over.
Once you have obtained a Tax ID number (From the IRS) which allows under law the party that is looking towards a deduction to make a donation to a church to be tax exempt. See, the IRS existed LONG before the 501c3 church was created in the late 1960’s. How, if it was unlawful, did “the people” get relief from donations on their returns by donating to a Non-501c3 status church? So what is a church prior to the creation of the state owned church?
A United States Supreme court case, Everson vs. Board of Education, 330 US 203.9l, LEd 2nd 71 1, gave us a decision that held that the 'establishment of religion' of the First Amendment means this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can they pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another. Neither can they force nor influence one to go to or to remain away from a church [ministry] against their will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No one can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or dis-beliefs, for church [ministry] attendance or nonattendance.
In Title 26 of the United States Code and Income Tax Regulations - June 26, 1977 Edition, published by Commerce Clearing House Section 1.511-2(ii) volume 1, page 33, 471, 472, and in the Law of Tax Exempt Organizations by Bruce Hopkins, page 107, it states: The term "Church" [ministry] includes a religious order to a religious organization if such order or organization (a) is an integral part of a church, and (b) is engaged in carrying out the functions of a church, whether as a civil law corporation or otherwise. (Note, "or otherwise" you do NOT have to incorporated and thus become a creation of the Government.)
Under Code 508 (a) it states: "New organizations must notify the secretary that they are applying for recognition of 501 (c) (3) status EXCEPT as provided in Subsection (c)." Found in Code 508 (c) (1), "Exceptions - mandatory exceptions - subsection (a), shall not apply to 1- (A) Churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches."
IRS Code Section 50l (c) (3) - List of exempt organizations, foundations and establishment organization, etc.; organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes (the Church and it's auxiliaries). Restrictions - No part of the net earnings of which insures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, no substantial part of the activities: of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
Regulation 1.5 0l (a) (1) - Exemption from taxation Section 501 (a) provides an exemption from income taxes for organizations which are described in Section 501 (c) (volume 1, page 33, 431).
IRS Code Section 6033 (a) exempts religious organizations from the need for filing returns of ANY KIND!
IRS Code Section 6033 (a) (2) (A) (i) provides for mandatory exceptions to filing requirements for religious organizations and states that filing requirements shall not apply to "churches", their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches.
Therefore, we see from the above information that the church exists as an exempt organization under the laws of the United States of America; that is, the church and its auxiliaries; and not the person or individuals who establish it.
No Requirement to File Returns: Under Title 26 USC section 6033, the church/ministry is a religious order and therefore has complete immunity to disclosure. It is not necessary for the church/ministry to maintain records of any kind except for its own purposes
Anyone--even the Directors may donate. The law states that anyone may donate up to 50% of their taxable in to a recognized church/ministry of their choice. A recognized/ministry may provide a receipt stating that it is a religious entity and
provide its EIN number.
SSM Self Supported Ministry Facts