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if a pastor opts out of FICA, what does the church check on kind of filer on the W3. The church doesn't file a 941 or 944 report because there is nothing
The company pays for our Pastor's retirement plan, do I check the retirement box or leave blank?
We approved our Full-time Senior Pastor for a $36K 2019 Compensation package: $18K Salary/$18K HA but the church could only afford to pay him a little
If the housing allowance remains the same each year does it have to be recertified each year ?
My husband is an ordained ministry with a full-time non-ministry job, and also has a ministry to incarcerated inmates. He performs ministry part-time
our pastors wages for 2019 were 21,250.00, his housing allowance is 24,000.00. how do I show this on hisw2?
I am considering purchasing an accounting software for my non-profit group. Our monthly transactions are between 5 - 15 entries per month. What do you
we as a church pay half of ministers $2500 medical insurance deductible. This is not done through the insurance company it is part of our agreement with
Can you purchase Aplos church software in a desktop version and if so, how much is it and does it come with any support?
I recently tried paying the church I serve as pastor’s bill at the local Christian bookstore and was told it was against the law in Tennessee for a church
We have allowed members to borrow money from the church without interest. They pay the loan back. I wanted to know if this is legal? When they pay the
We have an interim pastor should he receive a W2 or 1099 for his services?
When renovating clergy home, is temporary housing in an apartment an acceptable allowance?
I am preparing W-2s for the pastors in QuickBooks and it is NOT including the Employers 403B contribution in box 12 on the W-2. Is this correct? It is
One pastor needs $1,000 and the other needs $2,000, so if the board wants to pay the lower amount to both, how is the higher expense pastor to handle the
We are a very small church, 20 in attendance on a Sunday, we only give our pastor a small housing allowance. Does a W2 need to be done for this? If so
When retired may a minister include housing expenses for a primary and secondary (seasonal) residence?
We are in encountering a situation that we don’t have an answer for. For an example. Our youth ministry has a budget for $1,000. A couple then donates
We have an interim minister that we paid as a contract employee. I was planning on issuing him a 1099. He has asked me to issue the 1099 to his wife's
I have a new client who is a minister. He has made an agreement with his church that they will take a predetermined amount from his salary, donate it to
We received an endowment from a former member. The check reads endowment. Does this mean the church cannot touch the principal of the donation and can
Can our pastor be paid in cash for his housing allowance as a one time yearly payout?
Need clarification please! Confusion over employee or not? If we were to give the children's church leader and the choir director (both volunteers
We gave our pastor a small Christmas Bonus. My question, is all of the bonus taxable income and nothing from it goes into his Housing Allowance? I'm
Has anyone successfully interfaced Servant Keeper Contribution module to QB using the QB class code to track funds? It seems that SK only tracks to an
Our church keeps some cash in the safe for approximately 2 ministries. We do not deposit these funds in any of our bank accounts. We're keeping track
Personal observation: I believe that in order for a church to designated all salary as housing allowance, their qualifying minister should be bi-vocational
Does the Pastor have to pay taxes if a small church gives an allowance to cover insurance premiums (health and life) ? Thank you
I am well aware of what the “ministers housing allowance“ is… But we have also been informed, and utilize something called a “deferred housing allowance“