Voluntary salary reduction to a non-profit organization
by Church Treasurer
Our pastor has requested that his salary be reduced by $250 per month as his "contribution or tithe" back to the church in order to reduce his taxable income. I cannot find any IRS rulings that would allow this. Your thoughts? And then if he can do this, don't we have to offer this to all employees.
No. It would be better to give him the total amount and then he can give his tithes out of it. Even if you do as suggested, you would probably still have to count the total plus the tithes as income.
See this page.
Please consult a knowledge tax professional.