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I am an ordained minister and part of my compensation plan agreed upon in June 2021 was to move half of my pay to a housing allowance amount. My paychecks
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Are premiums paid by church, paid directly to the insurance company, for a Pastor's individual (not group) life insurance policy considered taxable income
Misclassification of workers is a big issue with many small churches and nonprofits.
I am moving to a congregation that is providing a monthly salary of $4200. I have some disability income, social security as well as my wife works and
We hired an interim pastor who resides out of our area. He is requesting that based upon the fact that his employment will be less than 12 months, an
We have several temporarily restricted accounts, for example Youth Summer Trip where the money is designated (NTD) towards a youth trip and the costs for
Enjoyed reading your useful advice for pastors. I’m a retired pastor who still evangelizes, disciples, counsels, mentors, consults, and coaches a minimum
Hello - just checking to see if there is a fee to ask questions? Also, we can see questions from others, but when I click on them, I don't see the answers??
Tax preparer here..I have a client that shows box 14, housing allowance. Box one, shows taxable amounts that are LESS than the amount in box 14. Should
Can a church pay clergy housing and social security offset but no cash salary? Ex) Housing $22,000 & SS Offset $1683 & Cash Salary $0
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I am a full time missionary for a missions organization. I get paid monthly by organization and they are offering to give me a housing allowance. My questions
Does a church need to report the sale of a fixed asset to the IRS?
Our church has unfortunately been forced to sell our property and we are in the process of dissolution. Because our minister is in his early 70's, he
I need to know what is included in Box 1 on the W-2 for a minister... is it the gross salary and all the allowances minus the housing and 401K.. or is
Previously our Pastor was receiving a car allowance. Which was the same amount each month and added to his salary check, along with his housing allowance.
If a church pays offerings that is owed by a minister to a church district office, should this be withheld from the ministers gross pay? The minister
100% housing is paid to our pastor, we are a new church and are wondering what forms is the small church required to file with IRS or SSA. By the way,
We have recently been going through our bank accounts and dealing with a couple dozen checks that we have written out over the years that have never been
We would like to give regular financial help to a widow in our church. Is that taxable to her and if so what form would we use to report it to IRS and
I received other donations from the church that is not a part of my salary, such as Pastor appreciation, vacation pay, birthday etc, from the church. It
I am working on a tax return for a minister who is an employee of the church and receives a housing allowance. On the w-2, the housing allowance in included
If you are a minister and you have designated a housing allowance but your actual housing expenses are more than your housing allowance, are you able to
We are a very small church, trying to codify our Accountable Reimbursement Plan. When our pastor is reassigned, we want to give the option for them to
If board approval says that they are only going to pay the pastor 100% housing allowance, without payroll, than this would avoid the church having to pay
My father is an interim pastor for his church and received a W-2 amounts in Box 1 Wages and Box 2 FIT Withheld. Box 13 was also checked for statutory
Is the entire housing allowance portion reported as wages for self employment tax, on schedule SE (box 5a of 2020 tax year) OR can I reduce the housing
Our pastor has put in his notice and his last day will be in about a month (mid-May). He is not currently going to another congregation. He has asked