Ministry payroll can be a complex undertaking. If you’re doing payroll in-house, it’s important to be aware that faith-based organizations often face unique situations when paying staff and preparing tax returns. One common risk is making inaccurate payroll tax withholdings, which can lead to penalties, fines, and back taxes.
Well-designed financial controls can help you avoid payroll issues. It’s also a good idea to meet annually with a local attorney or tax accountant to ensure that your organization is following sound payroll practices.
MinistryWorks, a leading national payroll service for ministries, simplifies payroll for ministries of every size. You may find its Payroll Tax Checklist for Ministries to be a useful resource.
MinistryWorks offers a variety of other resources on its website that may be helpful to your organization.