Dual Status

by Jason Bullock
(San Diego,CA)

If a minister opts out of the SS via IRS form 4361 does that mean they've opted out of the medicare as well. Also do they still retain dual status if they've opted out?

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by: Vickey

Yes, they would retain their dual-status (if they are qualified ministers) even if they opt out of paying SS taxes and receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits through their ministry income.

Medicare question
by: Anonymous in NC

Yes, this would include Medicare because the application instructions say that the purpose is for "any" public insurance.

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