interim pastor

We are searching for a pastor. We are thinking about having a preacher that is not licensed or ordained to fill in during this time. Do we cut and match social security for him?

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Apr 21, 2015
Interim pastor
by: Lewis in NC

An interim pastor would be a full-time(?)employee of the church. Yes you would withhold taxes and FICA tax and pay the employer's share of FICA.

Apr 24, 2015
Interim pastor
by: Lewis in NC

A full-time employee serving as your pastor -- not a qualified ordained minister--would have to have FICA deductions and employer match.

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