What Does It Mean to be a Minister for Tax Purposes?

As a minister, you have a unique job and calling on your life. Your tax situation is also unique, and understanding how to navigate your tax status as a minister sets you on the right course to making informed financial decisions.

How Does Being a “Minister for Tax Purposes” Impact the Way I Report and Pay Taxes?

Unlike most other professions, Ministers for Tax Purposes have a dual tax status. This means for income tax purposes, the IRS classifies most ministers working for a church as employees and they should receive a W-2 from their employer annually.