Housing Allowance, Social Security, Medicare

by Edna
(United States)

What if a church pays a housing allowance, withholds social security and Medicare and match both social security and Medicare? Should the church stop withholding and matching social security and Medicare?

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Jun 30, 2019
Do Not Withhold and Match FICA on Ministers
by: Vickey

If your employee is "classified" as a minister you should not be withholding and matching FICA. See the IRS Topic Number 417.

If you have been ... you need to amend your 941s for the current year and start treating the payroll of a minister appropriately.

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