Financial Resource Library

Financial Resource Library

Welcome to the Finance Resource and information page. It is our goal to provide our churches and their hard-working financial and administrative personnel with as many documents, forms, links and current information as possible.

Parochial Report Forms and Instructions

Use the following resources to prepare and file your congregation’s Parochial Report for 2018.

Online filing opens: January 2, 2019

Canonical deadline to submit the report your diocese:  March 1, 2019

There are two ways to file your report:

File Online at: https://pr.dfms.org/

Print a paper copy of the report if online filing is not possible: 2018 Parochial Report Form (PDF)

A 2018 Parochial Report mailing was sent to your congregation from the General Convention of the Episcopal Church around December 15, 2018. This packet includes login information as well as important instructions for preparing and filing your report.

Download workbooks and instructions:

2018 Parochial Report Instructions

Workbook for Page. 2: Membership, Attendance, and Services

Workbook for Page. 3: Stewardship and Financial Information

Mileage Reimbursement Rates

The 2019 Business Mileage reimbursement rate is $0.58/mile. The 2019 Diocesan Committee and Commission reimbursement rate is $0.36/mile for clergy and lay people who are not diocesan staff but who are engaged in diocesan business.

2019 Standard Mileage Rates

IR-2018-251, December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 58 cents per mile driven for business use, up 3.5 cents from the rate for 2018, 
  • 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 2 cents from the rate for 2018, and 
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations.

The business mileage rate increased 3.5 cents for business travel driven and 2 cents for medical and certain moving expense from the rates for 2018. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.

It is important to note that under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, taxpayers cannot claim a miscellaneous itemized deduction for unreimbursed employee travel expenses. Taxpayers also cannot claim a deduction for moving expenses, except members of the Armed Forces on active duty moving under orders to a permanent change of station. For more details see Notice-2019-02.

The standard mileage rate for business use is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs.

Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates.

A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after using any depreciation method under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) or after claiming a Section 179 deduction for that vehicle. In addition, the business standard mileage rate cannot be used for more than four vehicles used simultaneously. These and other limitations are described in section 4.05 of Rev. Proc. 2010-51.

Notice 2019-02, posted today on IRS.gov, contains the standard mileage rates, the amount a taxpayer must use in calculating reductions to basis for depreciation taken under the business standard mileage rate, and the maximum standard automobile cost that a taxpayer may use in computing the allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.