Report on Accountability for Religious Organizations Released December 4, 2012

The Commission on Accountability and Public Policy for Religious Organizations has released its long-awaited report to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) with their recommendations for government oversight of religious nonprofit organizations including churches. The report addresses areas such as executive compensation, housing allowance, IRS registration and tax reporting requirement for churches, and IRS audits of churches. The Commission takes a very strong stand against further intrusion by the government into the oversight of churches. However, the commission does make recommendations for better practices of developing systems for accountability and controls over executive compensation. To request a copy of the complete report, go to: