Ministers Compensation

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Compensation & Housing Allowance

Properly Credentialed Ministry are privileged to receive a Significant portion of their compensation as a ‘Housing Allowance,’ free of state and federal tax – IF – and that is what is explained in this article.

Reporting The Minister – W-2 or 1099?

There is great confusion over whether the Pastor is Self Employed, or a Staff Minister.  The answer is not simple, but YES – he is BOTH!  The one has to do with how taxes are paid, the other with how the church is required to report.

Ministers Credentials and the IRS

The church has every theological right to ordain whom they will, and has historically done so.  But will the IRS allow him all the tax privileges?  Ministry who live and minister in the US are subject to US tax laws.

Social Security – Should The Minister Exempt?

Can [should] the minister file IRS Form 4361 and exempt from Social Security [SECA]?  Much counsel has been offered on this subject, but we offer an additional perspective on how to view, and make a decision on this important issue.

Can The Church ‘Give’ Small Gifts?

The question often arises; can the church give gifts to the pastor, employees, or its staff members? How about gifts to faithful teachers, hard working volunteers, or to those coming to our church for the 1st time?  What should we keep in mind in giving gifts of “Benevolence to the homeless, or even our own church members?”