Services Offered

We have a wide array of services at your disposal

Accounting.

Our firm provides classic accounting services for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and churches. As CPAs, Vin Group has the expertise and credentials to address your compliance and reporting issues.

Our firm provides:

  • Compilation
  • Review
  • Preparation
  • Audit
  • Compliance Exams
  • Internal Control
  • Payroll
  • Accounting / Bookkeeping Set-Up, Training, & Clean-Up
  • Quickbooks® Specialist

Our accounting policy is detailed in this document:


Payroll.

Our firm offers complete and comprehensive payroll services for businesses of all sizes. Our payroll staff is here to help with any payroll needs, from basic to the most complex. Our firm offers a variety of payroll options to fit your personal payroll needs.

Our inclusive payroll service takes care of all your payroll needs.

Inclusive Payroll Service:

  • Payroll checks printed and delivered or ready for pick-up on time, every-time.
  • All checks printed by our payroll staff on our check stock to ensure maximum security. (We also offer the ability to place your signature on each check for you).
  • Optional direct deposit.
  • IRS and State tax reporting, with optional EFTPS deposits.
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual tax reports provided. (Including W-2, W-3 and 1099 forms.)
  • Complete and accurate payroll records that are always kept up to date.

Our Limited Payroll service lets you provide us with your manually-prepared payroll information, which we will post to our files so we can provide you with the following.

Limited Payroll Service:

  • IRS and State tax reporting, with optional EFTPS deposits.
  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual tax reports provided. (Including W-2, W-3, and 1099 forms.)
  • Complete and accurate payroll records that are always kept up to date.

We work with all businesses to customize a payroll plan that will work best to meet their needs. For a free consultation, please submit our “Contact Us” form and we will be happy to discuss your needs and how we can be of help.


Tax Preparation.

Tax work is a large part of Vin Group. They understand the tax laws and assist a variety of clients with an emphasis in ministerial and non-profit. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's... and not a penny more

Individual

Will Rogers is quoted as saying, "The only difference between death and taxes is that Congress does not meet once a year to make death worse." Let Vin Group help you navigate the turbulent tax waters of the IRS. Small business is their specialty, so give them a call to get some help with reducing the tax expense line item. Take full advantage of the tax laws in reporting required income and taking allowed deductions.

Business

Sole Proprietors, Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, S-Corporations. The firm can advise you as to which choice of entity is best for you.

Non-Profit Organizations

Churches are exempt from filing for tax-exempt status or the form 990. However, many churches are choosing to file for tax-exempt status anyway. Vin Group prepares all of the necessary documents for getting tax-exempt. They also prepare the form 990 for non-profits. Non-profits are subject to other reporting requirements and all are handled by the firm. Vin Group prepares tax returns for sub-chapter C and S corporations as well as limited liability companies, partnerships, and trusts. We like the small to medium sized business.

Clergy

Pastors and ministers must comply to a specific and unique set of rules and regulations. Navigating the tax code not only keeps you in compliance and out of trouble but can save you lots of money. People find it harder and harder to keep up with the many changes in the laws. Vin Group handles simple to complex returns and IRS issues.

Summary of Services:

  • Tax Preparation
  • Tax Planning
  • Audit Representation with IRS
  • Compliance
  • Minister Compensation Package
  • Church Tax Matters
  • Tax Exempt Processing (Form 1023, etc.)

Consulting.

Vin Group provides an array of valuable consulting services to individuals, small businesses as well as non-profit organizations and churches. The firm also has extensive experience on a number of critical issues.

  • Financial Analysis
  • Personal & Business Planning
  • Employee Benefits
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Accounting Systems Examination
  • Insurance Review
  • Mortgage Review
  • Financing & Capitalization
  • Tax Entity - S-Corp

Choice of Entity

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Corporation
  • Partnership

Church & Non-Profit.

Containing CPAs and a licensed minister, Vin Group brings a unique perspective to their work with churches and other non-profit organizations. The group has a strong commitment to excellence and integrity in financial matters, and works effectively with churches, boards, volunteer staff, and ministers to implement sound financial systems and reporting mechanisms.

Services Include:

  • Minister Compensation Package
  • Accounting: Set-up and Training
  • Quickbooks Pro Advisor
  • Financial Statement Preparation - Compilation - Review - Audit
  • Payroll
  • Church Tax Matters: Federal & State
  • Internal Control
  • Directors & Trustee Consulting
  • Board Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Audits and Compliance Exams
  • ECFA Application Process
  • Tax Exempt Processing (Form 1023, etc.)
  • Tax Preparation (Form 990, etc.)

Seminars.

Wayne has developed a highly successful seminar entitled "Getting the House in Order." The seminar equips treasurers and ministers in efficient money saving stewardship, with specific training in QuickBooks®. Wayne is available to do a seminar in your area should you want to pull one together for yours and other churches. Please contact us for more information on available seminars.

Topics Include:


Income Tax - General Clergy

Definitions – What is Income - Taxable, non-taxable; employees, independent contractors, housing allowance, social security

Form W-2 in Detail - What goes where, due dates

Employee Business Expenses - Accountable reimbursement plan

Automobile Deductions - Standard mileage rates, cars provided by the church

Travel Away From Home - What's included in deductible expenses, U.S. travel, foreign travel, spouse's expenses

Per Diem Allowances - Who gets what deductions, definition

Transaction Chart - How to handle various transactions

Lease Value Table - IRS safe harbor

Independent Contractor - 20 Factors - IRS analysis

Housing Allowance - Request For

Housing Allowance - Guest Minister

Housing Allowance - Sample Wording Minutes

Samples:

  • Form W-2
  • Form 1099
  • Form 8809 - Extension for Certain Forms
  • Form 4361
  • Determination Letter from IRS
  • Accountable Reimbursement Plan
  • Self-employment Tax Computation

Unrelated Business Income Tax: What, Who, When

  • Definitions
  • 3 criteria for taxation
  • Exceptions

Compliance and Tax Computation

Non-Cash

  • Contributions - required documentation & reporting
  • New Developments
  • Final Regulations, Sample Tax Exempt Letter

Handouts - State Tax Issues

  • Taxes: Exempt and Non-exempt
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Property Tax

Accounting - Objectives, assets, liabilities, what's left over

Financial Statements - Three basic reports, how to read them

Bookkeeping - Let's look at those pesky debts and credits, definitions, "T" accounting and their usage

Fixed Assets - What's included in total cost, depreciation, recording of, how to compile and value

Management Reports - Budget, comparison reports, trend

Accounting Software - How to decide what is right?

Internal Control - Definition, safeguarding of assets

The Board . . . So You've Been Asked - What is required as a member of the board

What your CPA wants to see - Getting ready for visit

Records Retention Schedule - What to keep and how long

ECFA - Donors Bill of Rights

  • Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability
  • ECFA - Seven Standards
  • ECFA - Contact Info
  • ECFA - Application
  • Good exercise in financial accountability

Designing the System - Management objectives, type of organization

Setting Up the Books - 10 step process, entering opening balances

Journal Entries - Adjusting accounts

Tracking Departments/Funds

Receiving Money - A way to track donor records and issue year-end giving receipts

Creating Financial Statements

Users and Passwords - Security features

Audit Trail - Tape recorder of transactions, even deleted info

Payroll - handling licensed ministers and other employees

Budget

  • Setting up
  • Reporting
  • QuickBooks (Current Version)
  • Features
  • Changes
  • Upgrading decision

Samples:

  • Contribution receipt current
  • Contribution receipt year end
  • Statement of position - Excel
  • Statement of activities - Excel
  • Statement of position - QB stacked
  • Statement of activities - QB stacked

Topics Include:


I. Tax Issues for the Minister & Religious Worker


Income Tax - General Clergy

Definitions – What is Income - Taxable, non-taxable; employees, independent contractors, housing allowance, social security

Form W-2 in Detail - What goes where, due dates

Employee Business Expenses - Accountable reimbursement plan

Automobile Deductions - Standard mileage rates, cars provided by the church

Travel Away From Home - What's included in deductible expenses, U.S. travel, foreign travel, spouse's expenses

Per Diem Allowances - Who gets what deductions, definition

Transaction Chart - How to handle various transactions

Lease Value Table - IRS safe harbor

Independent Contractor - 20 Factors - IRS analysis

Housing Allowance - Request For

Housing Allowance - Guest Minister

Housing Allowance - Sample Wording Minutes

Samples:

  • Form W-2
  • Form 1099
  • Form 8809 - Extension for Certain Forms
  • Form 4361
  • Determination Letter from IRS
  • Accountable Reimbursement Plan
  • Self-employment Tax Computation

II. Federal and State Tax Issues for the Church


Unrelated Business Income Tax: What, Who, When

  • Definitions
  • 3 criteria for taxation
  • Exceptions

Compliance and Tax Computation

Non-Cash

  • Contributions - required documentation & reporting
  • New Developments
  • Final Regulations, Sample Tax Exempt Letter

Handouts - State Tax Issues

  • Taxes: Exempt and Non-exempt
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Property Tax

III. Accounting for Non-Profits


Accounting - Objectives, assets, liabilities, what's left over

Financial Statements - Three basic reports, how to read them

Bookkeeping - Let's look at those pesky debts and credits, definitions, "T" accounting and their usage

Fixed Assets - What's included in total cost, depreciation, recording of, how to compile and value

Management Reports - Budget, comparison reports, trend

Accounting Software - How to decide what is right?

Internal Control - Definition, safeguarding of assets

The Board . . . So You've Been Asked - What is required as a member of the board

What your CPA wants to see - Getting ready for visit

Records Retention Schedule - What to keep and how long

ECFA - Donors Bill of Rights

  • Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability
  • ECFA - Seven Standards
  • ECFA - Contact Info
  • ECFA - Application
  • Good exercise in financial accountability

IV. Quickbooks® for Non-Profits


Designing the System - Management objectives, type of organization

Setting Up the Books - 10 step process, entering opening balances

Journal Entries - Adjusting accounts

Tracking Departments/Funds

Receiving Money - A way to track donor records and issue year-end giving receipts

Creating Financial Statements

Users and Passwords - Security features

Audit Trail - Tape recorder of transactions, even deleted info

Payroll - handling licensed ministers and other employees

Budget

  • Setting up
  • Reporting
  • QuickBooks (Current Version)
  • Features
  • Changes
  • Upgrading decision

Samples:

  • Contribution receipt current
  • Contribution receipt year end
  • Statement of position - Excel
  • Statement of activities - Excel
  • Statement of position - QB stacked
  • Statement of activities - QB stacked

Topics Include:


I. Tax Issues for the Minister & Religious Worker

Income Tax - General Clergy

Definitions – What is Income - Taxable, non-taxable; employees, independent contractors, housing allowance, social security

Form W-2 in Detail - What goes where, due dates

Employee Business Expenses - Accountable reimbursement plan

Automobile Deductions - Standard mileage rates, cars provided by the church

Travel Away From Home - What's included in deductible expenses, U.S. travel, foreign travel, spouse's expenses

Per Diem Allowances - Who gets what deductions, definition

Transaction Chart - How to handle various transactions

Lease Value Table - IRS safe harbor

Independent Contractor - 20 Factors - IRS analysis

Housing Allowance - Request For

Housing Allowance - Guest Minister

Housing Allowance - Sample Wording Minutes

Samples:

  • Form W-2
  • Form 1099
  • Form 8809 - Extension for Certain Forms
  • Form 4361
  • Determination Letter from IRS
  • Accountable Reimbursement Plan
  • Self-employment Tax Computation

II. Federal and State Tax Issues for the Church

Unrelated Business Income Tax: What, Who, When

  • Definitions
  • 3 criteria for taxation
  • Exceptions

Compliance and Tax Computation

Non-Cash

  • Contributions - required documentation & reporting
  • New Developments
  • Final Regulations, Sample Tax Exempt Letter

Handouts - State Tax Issues

  • Taxes: Exempt and Non-exempt
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Property Tax

III. Accounting for Non-Profits

Accounting - Objectives, assets, liabilities, what's left over

Financial Statements - Three basic reports, how to read them

Bookkeeping - Let's look at those pesky debts and credits, definitions, "T" accounting and their usage

Fixed Assets - What's included in total cost, depreciation, recording of, how to compile and value

Management Reports - Budget, comparison reports, trend

Accounting Software - How to decide what is right?

Internal Control - Definition, safeguarding of assets

The Board . . . So You've Been Asked - What is required as a member of the board

What your CPA wants to see - Getting ready for visit

Records Retention Schedule - What to keep and how long

ECFA - Donors Bill of Rights

  • Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability
  • ECFA - Seven Standards
  • ECFA - Contact Info
  • ECFA - Application
  • Good exercise in financial accountability

IV. Quickbooks® for Non-Profits

Designing the System - Management objectives, type of organization

Setting Up the Books - 10 step process, entering opening balances

Journal Entries - Adjusting accounts

Tracking Departments/Funds

Receiving Money - A way to track donor records and issue year-end giving receipts

Creating Financial Statements

Users and Passwords - Security features

Audit Trail - Tape recorder of transactions, even deleted info

Payroll - handling licensed ministers and other employees

Budget

  • Setting up
  • Reporting
  • QuickBooks (Current Version)
  • Features
  • Changes
  • Upgrading decision

Samples:

  • Contribution receipt current
  • Contribution receipt year end
  • Statement of position - Excel
  • Statement of activities - Excel
  • Statement of position - QB stacked
  • Statement of activities - QB stacked

Pricing

Here are our general prices for our services. For custom service based pricing please call our office.

Pricings Include:

  • CPA Hourly Rate - $175/hour
  • Financial Statements for Businesses - Hourly and bid
  • Tax Prep - Amount by the form
  • Consulting - Starting at $175/hour
  • Accounting - Starting at $75/hour
  • Payroll - Get quote based on several items

Please feel free to reach out and contact us for any questions on pricings


Payment Options

The Vin Group provides various payment options for your convenience.

Options Include:

  • Invoicing (due upon receipt)
  • Automatic Bank Account Withdrawal - The Vin Group can arrange to have payments automatically withdrawn from you bank account. To set up this service please download the Automatic Bank Account Withdrawal form, complete it and return the form to the Vin Group.
  • Credit Card Processing - Payment can also be made using Visa or Mastercard. Please download the Visa and Mastercard Charge Authorization form, complete it and return the form to the Vin Group.
  • Online Payment