FICA/SS withholding on salary when pastor has HA
Should the church withhold SS on salary that is not the HA? Should the withholding be reported on the W2?
Vickey's Reply: You cannot withhold FICA from any part of a minister's compensation. Ministers have a dual status. They are considered employees of the church ...but are also considered self-employed when it comes to SS and Medicare. So on a minister's W-2...boxes 3 thru 6 should be blank. See an example of a minister's W-2 here: https://www.freechurchaccounting.com/example-of-pastors-W-2.html
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