Run paycheck thru payables vs payroll?

If one of our pastors does not want me with withhold their Fed Tax, should I run their check thru normal payables or should I still do it thru quickbooks payroll? The previous Financial Secretary told me I had to run it thru payables, but is that correct?

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Jan 19, 2019
Run paycheck thru payables vs payroll?
by: Anonymous - MN

You should not be withholding Fed taxes thru Payroll for your Pastor unless he would fill out a W4 requesting that an amount of his pay be withheld. That amount should be withheld within in your payroll system

Jan 19, 2019
Run paycheck thru payables vs payroll?
by: Anonymous - MN

You should be paying your pastor's salary thru your Payroll system, QB, whether they have requested you to withhold any amount or to NOT withhold any amount.

Jan 20, 2019
Run All Payroll Thru Payroll
by: Vickey

MN is correct. Your Pastor's payroll should be processed thru your payroll system.

I second what MN stated about the voluntary ONLY withholding on federal income taxes. Your Pastor can do that by completing a W-4 and I always advise my minister clients to add enough "extra" withholding on line 6 to cover their Self Employment taxes as well.

Don't forget that even though the minister's gross wages will be totalled in line 2 on the Form 941....it will be excluded in lines 5 a-d AND you will NOT be checking the box in line 4 UNLESS you are ONLY reporting a minister's gross wages.

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