The proposed salary package will normally represent the previous pastor’s salary package or the guidelines set by your organization. 1- Does the church provide a social security allowance? 15.3% or 7.65% of salary and housing. 2- Does the church provide for the supplemental medical insurance? 3-Does the church provide a 100% professional accountable reimbursement plan? 4-Does the church provide a Housing Equity program? 5-Can I rearrange my salary package to meet IRS guidelines? 6-Does the church provide a housing allowance? 7-What is the fair rental value of the parsonage? 8-Does the church pay the parsonage utilities? 9-How do I calculate and pay my quarterly estimated payments? 10- Does the church have a cafeteria plan? Source: Clergy Financial Resources https://www.clergyfinancial.com Clergy Financial Resources is a national accounting and finance organization serving churches and clergy since 1980. They have an unparalleled tax expertise on the complex issues associated with clergy tax law, clergy taxes, clergy compensation and church payroll. Clergy Financial Resources is a valuable resource for clergy, churches and denominations.
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