Do I include the pastor in the "Number" of employees on line one or do I just include the non-clergy employees?

We have only 1 employee in our church, the secretary. The pastor is self-employed, but elects voluntary withholding. When completed my 941, do I only list 1 employee for the secretary or 2 for the secretary and pastor?

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Apr 23, 2019
Completing a Form 941 for a Minister and Non Minister
by: Vickey

Steps for completing the 941 form for your minister and secretary (non minister employee):

1) Enter "2" on line 1.

2) Enter all "wages" (do NOT include housing allowance anywhere in a Form 941) on line 2

3) Enter total amount withheld for federal income tax for both the minister and the secretary on line 3.

4) Do NOT click the box on line 4.

5) Enter JUST the secretary's wages in lines 5a and 5c.

6) Complete the rest of the form according to the instructions.

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