Church Contractors Software

Classification of Ministers, Employees and Contractors

Church Contractors SoftwareThe first step in complying with the Internal Revenue Code is to understand how the code classifies ministers, employees and contractors. Church Contractors Software . The proper classification is very important because of the different tax laws that affect each category. Most churches will have at least some personnel in each of three separate categories:

1. Minister employees
2. Non-minister employees
3. Independent contractors

The book answers each of these questions:

  • Do minister’s receive special tax treatment?
  • Who is considered a minister for tax purposes?
  • Is a part-time youth/music minister considered a minister for tax purposes?
  • Do non-minister church employees receive special tax treatment?
  • Can the church choose to treat an employee as an independent contractor?
  • What determines if someone is an employee or an independent contractor?