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Church Payroll

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Church Payroll

We make maintaining your ministry's payroll easy by doing all the hard work for you. With SurePayroll, you won't have to worry about keeping up with the latest federal and state laws. We'll take care of all the church payroll tax work, so you can focus on serving your congregation.

Doing it yourself, you need to:
Stay up to date with the Clergy Housing Allowance Clarification Act of 2002, Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code or IRS Publication 517.
Research clergy payroll and tax reporting related to taxable and non-taxable clergy earnings, and stay in compliance with the special IRS rules that apply to clergy compensation and in order to avoid fines.
Make deposits to different agencies in different branches of the government.
Fill out and file multiple forms for the IRS and your state every year — potentially every quarter.
With SurePayroll, you simply:
Go online and log in to your secure SurePayroll account.
Enter payroll data and see how much we'll debit from your account on payday.
Approve payroll.
We take care of the rest.
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You'll spend about 2 minutes entering current payroll information each pay period, and we take care of the rest, including making sure your ministry stays compliant.

Church Payroll Services

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about terms related to clergy payroll:

What is a Parsonage?
Parsonage refers to clergy housing, which is either owned by the clergy person (or held in his or her name), or is owned by the religious organization.

What is a Housing Allowance?
Housing Allowance applies when the clergy person owns the residence (or it's in his or her name) and the religious organization pays the clergy person a monetary amount toward retaining and maintaining the residence. This amount is in addition to the salary, and it must not exceed the fair rental value of the residence, including furnishings, garage and utilities.

What is Housing Parsonage Allowance?
A Housing Parsonage Allowance applies when the clergy person lives in a residence owned by the religious organization. The value of the residence provided to the clergy needs to be reported, as explained in the Clergy Housing Allowance Clarification Act of 2002, Section 107 of the Internal Revenue Code or IRS Publication 517.