Church Daycare Closing Amid Tax Troubles

Church Daycare Closing Amid Tax Troubles

There are 16 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 30, 2010, titled Church Daycare Closing Amid Tax Troubles. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A Charlottesville church daycare center is suddenly closing amidst reports of unpaid payroll taxes, and a $25,000 Internal Revenue Service lien.

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viarasega

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Apr 30, 2010
Sounds ok to me. The fired Director paid herself 1st! So much for Christian charity. Hah!
thinking free

Stuart, VA

#2 Apr 30, 2010
And parents sent their children there to learn all sorts of good christian values. Hope they where as clueless as their parents.
Dave

United States

#6 Apr 30, 2010
Why close the day care? Now the income for the church is gone and they have a big bill to pay.

“I'm simple, yet complicated”

Since: Aug 09

Somewhere around Augusta Co

#8 Apr 30, 2010
Guess I'm missing something here. Why is the day care closing? I understand firing the person responsible, but why not replace her and keep it open to pay the money that is owed? The rest of the staff has done nothing wrong from what I've read, and these parents trust the staff with their children. Good day care is extremely hard to find these days! I wish all the parents luck in finding a solution to their daycare dilemma, and the the staff at finding another job in your chosen field.

Odd the preacher did not return the call too.
well now

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 1, 2010
church council found out that employee withholding taxes had not been paid and that the IRS had placed a $25,800 lien against the center.<<<<
"Found out" ? More likely the church was "notified" by the IRS - not "found out" because of due diligence and oversight by the church. If I`m wrong, sorry, but that`s how it reads to me.
Doubtful

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 1, 2010
I do not think we have the entire story here. In the majority of day care centers the director supervises the staff, handles day to day operations and issues that arise, not the financial aspect of the operation. I seriously doubt that the director was responsible for filing tax statements with approprate agencies or given carte blanche to send checks to these agencies, if in fact she even wrote checks. If I am not mistaken another church affiliated day care center in town closed several years ago for an identical problem, though kept very quiet it was known amongst many that the director had no say in what bills were or were not paid let alone a signer on checks. It goes without saying who was actually responsible for the mess. I hope the parents will dig a little deeper to get all of the facts in this case.
only the truth

Charlottesville, VA

#15 May 1, 2010
Too bad the IRS does not check into other churches in town. I think they Barely have the resources to check into the finances of thoer churches, mmuxh less this day care center. I think if some churches in C-Ville were audited, we'd find some big churches in big trouble.
I think that church finances are Barely examined as it is. And the Elders and Deacons listen to higher up's and allow them too much power over finances.
Hopefully little by little the churches and organizations in C-Ville that look so big and nice on the outside and inside can be weaned out and caught for their financial and other wrong doings.
belmontman

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 1, 2010
and if you are in a church where the pastor tells you that you could Barely understand the church finances, that should be a flag as to whether or not you should support that church.
I know I would Barely sit in a pew if I had a pastor that told me the finances did not have to be a concern to the members because they could not understand them.
thinking free

Stuart, VA

#17 May 1, 2010
One of the first rules of aiding people in distress is not, I say again, not to discuss any aspects of theocracy. Trying to help a person put a life back together doesn't include conversations about mysticism. For the vast majority who work in this field we find it much more productive to live and work in the real world with real questions and answers. You don't help someone who at times is delusional with more delusion.
woops

Charlottesville, VA

#18 May 2, 2010
Comma required after second "not".
mom of 1 at wesley

Charlottesville, VA

#20 May 3, 2010
clarification: The meeting Monday night is to discuss concerns and get more information on what the closing plans will be. This is NOT a demonstration in any way. The meeting is for families and staff only.
Cville Mom

Buena Vista, VA

#21 May 4, 2010
I was not very surprised when I read this article. I had scheduled an interview at Wesley when I was looking for daycare for my child a little over a year ago. The center was dirty and looked like it hadn't been properly cleaned in a while. Tracy was "out to lunch" at the time of my meeting and still hadn't shown up when I decided to leave 15 minutes later. I didn't receive an apology from any of the staff who were there while I was waiting or even a phone call later. Not that it would have mattered, if someone can't show up on time to a meeting, I don't want them looking after my child.
thinking free

Stuart, VA

#22 May 4, 2010
woops wrote:
Comma required after second "not".
Thankyou.
thinking free

Stuart, VA

#23 May 4, 2010
Wow wrote:
Re 'thinking free'
It should be obvious to all readers how 'helpful' you are as a 'counselor' to those in pain (parents, children, and teachers of those influenced by this unfortunate event). I understood counselors to be useful for moving folks to a self-understanding of issues, seems you prefer to skip a few steps in your uninformed and single minded view of others as evidenced in your original post on this topic.
It is history and the the ideas of a great many others that lead me to a conclusion that our culture and way of life lacks any motivation for a true perspective on our being. From the time most kids enter government schools, that is when the dumbing down begins. Self realization is not something theocracies want out of its tithing members. Its very difficult to work with people who have grown up in a culture that breeds fear and insecurity at every level. Try to reinvent the wheel every time you encounter someone whos world has turned upside down. Just read some history of human sociology to find the answer, if you can't, you weren't meant to.
someone who knows

Stuart, VA

#25 May 5, 2010
Dave wrote:
Why close the day care? Now the income for the church is gone and they have a big bill to pay.
It was never a source of income
someone who also knows

Waynesboro, VA

#26 May 5, 2010
The church provided this service essentially at cost and essentially bailed the program out a little over a year ago for other financial reasons. The "fired" director was given extreme responsibilities as she had experience running a previous daycare. Other items are coming to light and probably wont make the airwaves. The staff, other than the director, gave a lot to the center and especially the children. I hope they can move one to better things. I hope the director can never take care of anyone else's children again.

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