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SOCIAL SECURITY

If a minister receives a salary, monetary retribution, for his services this income is taxable and subject to Social Security tax.

Ministers of the Universal Life Church have been granted exemption from Social Security taxes, but, it has been a very arbitrary decision. Some have received exemption and others have not. We have not been able to determine the formula used for deciding which ministers will receive exemption and which will not.

If a minister has deep conscientious or religious convictions about participation in the Social Security program he can seek exemption. To request this exemption, file form 3461 with the Internal Revenue Service by the due date of the return for the second taxable year. Services performed in the exercise of the ministry are covered on a self-employed basis.

For further information on this subject please contact your local Social Security office nearest you.

 

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