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The tax minefield that now confronts PCCs

For tax purposes, are church musicians, bell-ringers, and others employees, self-employed, or neither? Gavin Drake investigates

THE employment status of bell-ringers, choir members, and organists is not likely to have troubled the minds of many clergy or church treasurers over the years. But changes to the way the tax system operates is causing many old assumptions to be challenged. It highlights what one expert describes as "bad practice" that has been allowed to creep in.

In most cases, employment status is not an issue: ...

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