Treasurer | Administrative Services

4908 Colonial Drive | Suite 201 | Columbia, SC 29203 | Fax: 803-691-6604


Does your church have unclaimed property?

The State of South Carolina currently has more than $550 million in unclaimed property. Does some of that unclaimed property belong to your church?

Click here to learn more about how to find out.

Click here to learn what to do
if your church is holding unclaimed property

2018 Apportionments Deadline

South Carolina churches have until Jan. 15, 2019, to pay their 2018 apportionments:

  • If your church is paying via Vanco, please initiate the payment by 3 p.m. Jan. 11, 2019.
  • If your church is submitting payment via mail or personal delivery, it must arrive at the Treasurer’s Office by 4 p.m. Jan. 15, 2019.


2018 IRS Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. (Reference IRS Notice 2018-3)  These are also the rates at which employers can reimburse employees for business-related driving.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 54.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 53.5 cents for 2017
  • 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up from 17 cents for 2017
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations, the same as for 2017

The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged.

The standard mileage rate for business 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.


New IRS Form W-4

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made changes to the tax law, including increasing the standard deduction, removing personal exemptions, increasing the child tax credit, limiting or discontinuing certain deductions and changing the tax rates and brackets.

If changes to withholding should be made, the Withholding Calculator gives employees the information they need to fill out a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Employees will submit the completed W-4 to their employer.

The withholding changes do not affect 2017 tax returns due this April. However, having a completed 2017 tax return can help taxpayers work with the Withholding Calculator to determine their proper withholding for 2018 and avoid issues when they file next year.

Click here for more information. Also, make sure you have updated your withholding tables to reflect the 2018 rates.





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Whom to call

Accounts Payable

Rhonda Foupht


Stephanie Ponds

Direct-Bill or Benefits
Anderson, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood districts

Stephanie Ponds

Direct-Bill or Benefits
Hartsville, Marion, Orangeburg, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, Walterboro districts

Lynn Jenkins

Direct-Bill by ACH

Rev. Chris Lollis

Retirement/Death Benefits

Rev. Chris Lollis

All Other Questions

Conference Controller

Chris Dominick

Conference Treasurer

Beth Westbury