Clergy Tax Service

Clergy Tax Service by a Professional Christ-Centered Tax Firm

Just like every other profession, pastors, priests, ministers of the gospel and clergymen are mandated by federal and state tax laws to properly file and pay their clergy taxes to avoid going through a dreaded IRS or state tax audits. Do not fall under the hammer of the Internal Revenue Service, it is important that clergy understand the complexities involved during the tax planning and tax preparation process. Preparing for your clergy tax returns is without doubt an arduous and stressing task. Even the slightest mistake can cost a lot of time and money.

As a minister/clergy, you are subjected to a dual status tax treatment. The two statuses are summarized as follows:

  1. Social Security: Under this tax code, pastors, clergymen and ministers of the gospel are treated as self-employed individuals even if they have previously reported their income tax in the same manner as an employee would. In simple terms, ministers are required to pay Social Security tax which often takes the form of self-employment taxes. To be exempted from this rule, you will have to obtain and fill form 4361, and then take it to IRS for approval. The criteria for this exemption is quite strict and only very few ministers manage to scale through.
  2. Income Taxes: When reporting their taxes, clergymen and women are most times required by IRS to report as employees with W2 income. Before processing their tax, they will have to obtain and fill form W4 with the employing church. However, interim pastors and some traveling evangelists are exempted from this because they are considered as self-employed. In such case, they will have to file their tax under 1099 self-employed.

Clergy tax services available include:

  • Back tax help
  • Installment agreements and tax settlements - offer in compromise
  • IRS tax lien release and or withdrawal
  • 941 employment payroll tax
  • IRS or state wage garnishment or bank levy release
  • Tax negotiation and resolution
  • IRS appeal
  • IRS audit representation or reconsideration for older audits
  • And so much more

Call us today for reliable clergy tax service help at 877-788-2937.

Why Work with an Enrolled Agent?

To sort your tax challenges in a quick an efficient manner, you need the help of an experienced Enrolled Agent with expertise in tax preparation, clergy tax issues and tax representation. By so doing, you would be able to make good use of your valuable time performing ministry work. EAs or enrolled agents are licensed directly by the IRS and can work with taxpayers in all 50 states with no restrictions unlike CPAs and tax attorneys who are limited to their respective states.

Call us today for Clergy tax services help at 877-788-2937.

Mike Habib is an IRS licensed Enrolled Agent who owns and operates a Christ-centered tax service boutique firm serving the Clergy, pastors, ministers and missionary clients in various metro areas such as Los Angeles, Whittier, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Orange County, Riverside, Palm Springs, San Bernardino, Palmdale, Bakersfield, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Columbus, Austin, Memphis, Fort Worth, Baltimore, Charlotte, El Paso, Boston, Seattle, Washington DC, Milwaukee, Denver, Louisville, Jefferson, Las Vegas, Reno, Hempstead, Tucson, Nashville, Davidson, Portland, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Anchorage, Atlanta, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, Mesa, Kansas City, Cleveland, Virginia Beach, Omaha, Miami, Oakland, Tulsa, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Colorado Springs, Arlington, Wichita, Birmingham, Montgomery, Tampa, Orlando.

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Clergy, pastors, ministers and missionary clients tax representation, tax planning and preparation service help for clients throughout Southern California including Whittier, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Hacienda Heights, La Habra Heights, West Covina, La Habra, Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Cerritos, La Mirada, Lakewood, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Compton, Torrance, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and throughout Los Angeles County, Newport Beach, Irvine, Orange County, Corona, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, the Inland Empire, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.

Client Reviews
Mike has given us peace of mind! He helped negotiate down a large balance and get us on a payment plan that we can afford with no worries! The stress of dealing with the IRS is huge and Mike helped us through it all. The peace of mind is invaluable, thank you Mike! April S.
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Mike is a true professional. He really came thru for me and my business. Dealing with the IRS is very scary. I'm a small business person who works hard and Mike helped me see that they are not that scary after all. He was always there with the answers I needed and was very good about calling me back which I appreciated since your first reaction is to freak out and ask a million questions. He solved a messy case and worked very hard to resolve it. His rates are VERY reasonable for the amount of work he does! I give him my highest recommendation! Marcie R.
Mike was incredibly responsive to my IRS issues. Once I decided to go with him (after interviewing numerous other tax professionals), he got on the phone with the IRS immediately (as in the same day I signed with him) to squash an impending issue. And he worked directly with them to quickly come to a resolution I am very happy with. I'd highly recommend reaching out to Mike to see if he can help you with any IRS issues. I'm very satisfied! Marshall W.
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