Frequently Requested Topics

Parish Accounting Resources

Creating Useful Financial Reports

Help!  The parish finance council meets tonight.  What is essential parish financial information and how do I pull it together efficiently?   We will discuss basic financial reports and accounting information necessary for pastors and finance councils.

Parish Financial Reporting Handouts (Used for June 2006 Ministry Days)

Accounting "Cheat-Sheet"

Have you ever found yourself preparing a journal entry while asking, “which side should be the debit and which side should be the credit?” Click on the link below for a guide that may be a useful reference when you find yourself in those situations. Also included with the guide is how each account type corresponds with the chart of accounts for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.

Debit - Credit Reference

Diocesan Collection Calendars

IRS Mileage Rate

Effective January 1, 2024

The IRS recently announced the standard mileage rates for business travel effective January 1, 2024. The business mileage reimbursement rate will increase to 67 cents per mile (from 65.5 cents per mile). Mileage incurred on parish business after December 31, 2023 will be reimbursed at the new 67 cents per mile rate.

For priests receiving the monthly allowance, the amount will increase to $670.00 per month. Priests using the documented ministry miles method of reimbursement, the reimbursement rate will be 67 cents per mile.

Remittance Forms

Record Retention Policy

Tax Exempt Status