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Parishes and Taxes

Income Taxes

The Church is generally exempt from the payment of taxes on its income. Contributions to the Church are deductible from taxable income to the extent allowed under law. An Internal Revenue Service exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code dated 3/23/42 covers all Episcopal Churches. You may obtain a copy of the 501(c)(3) exemption letter from the controller’s office (see right sidebar for contact information).

Sales Taxes

An exemption from the payment of sales tax to New York State, New York City, or any other locality should be obtained by each congregation from the appropriate taxing authorities.

Real Property Taxes

The New York State Constitution exempts “property used for religious purposes” from the payment of real property tax, but the State requires an annual reporting on purpose and use to the local tax assessor. The burden of this reporting is on the holder of the exemption. If a congregation does not receive the relevant forms each year, it should request them from the local tax assessor.

“User Fee” Taxes

A congregation may or may not be exempt from the payment of certain taxes on the use of water, sewers, etc. Ask your local authority.

Finance and Administration Contacts

Ms. Esslie Hughes
Chief of Finance and Operations

Office: 212-316-7409
Fax: 212-316-7481
[email protected]

Ms. Chontel Simmons
Director of Human Resources

Office: 212.316.7503
[email protected]

Ms. Karin Almquist
Accounting Manager

Office: 212-316-7534
[email protected]

Ms. Michele Kearney
Executive Director, DIT

Office: 212-932-7312
Fax: 212-316-7405
[email protected]

Ms. Sara Saavedra
Convention Officer, Assistant Secretary of Convention, Diocesan Benefits Coordinator, Secretary to the Standing Committee

Office: 212-316-7423
Fax: 212-316-7420
[email protected]

Ms. Mildney (Mai) Dal
Senior Accountant

Office: 212-316-7434
Fax: 212-932-7328
[email protected]

Ms. Zoraida Marte
Payroll Manager

Office: 212-316-7478
Fax: 212-932-7328
[email protected]

Ms. Charmagne Castillo
Staff Accountant

Office: 212-316-7435
Fax: 212-932-7328
[email protected]

Ms. Audrey Cousin
Junior Accountant

Office: 212-316-7479
Fax: 212-932-7328
[email protected]

Mr. Andrew Gary
Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations, Communications & Editorial Assistant, Safeguarding Online Manager

Office: 212-932-7322
Fax: 212-932-7323
[email protected]

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