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My question is whether or not parishoners of a church are liable for the administrators not following through on filing with the IRS?

Only in the sense that if there are penalties to be paid, the money has to come from somewhere. People within the congregation or on the staff who are responsible for tax compliance may be held personally liable if withholding taxes aren't paid over.

In order for the church's tax exempt status to be revoked, resulting in no deductions for contributions, there would have to be major misbehavior outside the tax arena, e.g., getting heavily involved in partisan politics. Routine tax filing and payment compliance wouldn't be an issue.

Phil
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