Self-Employment Taxes

Is my Ordained Minister earnings subject to SE Tax?

If you are a ordained minister, priest, rabbi or member of a religious order who has not taken a vow of poverty of a Christian Science practitioner then you are subject to SE Tax unless you elect not to be covered on the grounds of conscientious or religious objection to Social Security benefits. A application for exemption Filed on Form 4361 must be filed with the IRS.

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