Pastor (SECA or FICA)
Our Pastor is the pastor and founder of our church with complete control along with the Board of Directors.
We have been being treating our pastor as an employee. We treat our pastor as a FICA employee. Our Board of Directors agreed to this. We were also told by a CPA that most pastors are considered as SE but if the church wanted to treat the pastor as a FICA employee then we could. I need to now if what we are doing is correct. Is this really by choice of the church or is it a law that all pastors be considered as SECA for social security and medicaid taxes? We really need to know so that we can make sure that we are doing things the right way.