Minister opted out of Social Security but now church is withholding

by Denise
(Marion, IN)

I have a minister that opted out of Social Security about 5 years ago but this year his W2 shows they took Social Security out on him last year. How do I prepare his taxes-does he need a Corrected W2?


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Feb 19, 2011
Social Security
by: Pete

First off whether he opted out or not the church should not have deducted for SS or medicare on his paycheck. For those purposes he is self employed and pays on his return at the end of the year so yes that should be corrected anyway. The fact that he opted out then he opted out and nothing should have been taken out as previously mentioned above.

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