Setting Up Payroll for Ministers

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Video Transcript:Setting Up Payroll for MinistersHi. I’m Belinda Whitfield. If you have ministers on payroll for your church, you want to be careful not to manage their tax deductions the same way that you manage the tax deductions for regular employees.For one, ministers have what’s called a dual status. They’re considered to be self-employed as well as employees for the church. The key thing is that when you’re setting up payroll for the ministers, you want to make sure that their income is not subject to Social Security taxes as well as Medicare taxes.You’ll want to check your [payroll system] settings and make sure that you remove those settings for your ministers when you’re running them through your payroll system.That’s my accounting tip for today. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and have a blessed day.Got questions about church finances? Submit your questions to me on my website at https://churchcpa.com/contact-us/]]>

Belinda Whitfield

Belinda Whitfield is a certified public accountant that specializes in serving churches and non-profit organizations. Through her firm, Whitfield & Associates, she provides tax services, accounting and compliance oversight and strategic planning for churches and non-profits throughout the United States.

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