Social Security tax

Can a church give their pastor who is receiving Social Security and is being paid a housing allowance a personal retirement amount and he doesn't have to pay social Security on it?

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Apr 11, 2021
Payments to a Minister's Individual Retirement Accounts is Taxable Income
by: Vickey

Amounts contributed by a church for a minister employee’s Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are included in the employee’s compensation on the Form W-2 and are subject to self-employment (Social Security) tax. (excerpt from ECFA.org's "Ministers Taxes Made Easy 2020": ebook.)

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