State and local income tax withholding for ministers

by Steve
(Mason, Ohio)

You've stated that a church cannot withhold income taxes for a minister. It's clear from the IRS documents that this applies to federal income tax, but does it also apply to state and local income taxes?

Vickey's reply
(Edited 1-25-18)
I thought that ministers were exempt form income tax withholding on a state level too, but thanks to the generous reader posting the comment below...I discovered that it is a state by state regulation and you will need to check with not only your state agency...but the local office as well.

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Jan 21, 2018
Ohio city income tax withholding
by: Anonymous

This is no longer the case for municipal (city) income taxes in Ohio. As of tax year 2016, those must be withheld for clergy.

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