W-2 form (Wage and Tax Statement):
W-2 forms must be given to employees and sent to the Social Security Administration by January 31. Our
W-2 Form FAQ
includes box-by-box guidance, with information for ordained ministers and other employees side by side, making it easy to see what's different for ministers. (Need a better understanding of ministerial tax provisions? Check out the resources on our
W-4 form (Withholding Allowance Certificate):
In light of the new tax law, updated tax withholding guidance is forthcoming. The IRS anticipates having
revised guidelines available later this month
so that changes can be implemented in February. The new information will be designed to work with employees' existing W-4 forms on file. While no current employee should
submit a new W-4, they may do so if they deem it appropriate for their circumstances.
We know that many of you, as leaders and as taxpayers, are wondering about implications of the recent tax law changes. As we learn more ourselves, we will share any information that we believe to be especially relevant to congregational staff.