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Understanding Clergy Payroll

Jul 24, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Learn how to understand the best practices for determining, paying, and reporting clergy payroll and expenses.

About this event

One of the most confusing parts of running any business is handling payroll. For a house of worship, the confusion is magnified when clergy are involved. Suddenly, in addition to your standard employees, you’re dealing with “dual status” employees and housing allowances.

Perhaps you’ve been wondering

  • What does “dual status” mean?
  • Who can be considered a clergy?
  • Should I report clergy compensation on a W2 or a 1099?
  • How do we determine a housing allowance?
  • Can our church withhold taxes for our clergy?

Join House of Worship accounting and QuickBooks experts Barbara L. Starley, CPA, and Gregg S. Bossen, CPA, in this high-demand webinar.

In this webinar we are going to cover

  • Similarities and differences between clergy and standard employees
  • The definition and qualifications of a “dual status” employee
  • How to report clergy compensation to the IRS
  • Best practices for determining, paying, and reporting housing allowances
  • Typical concerns and misconceptions about withholding taxes


  • Gregg Bossen

    Quick Books Made Easy


  • Barbara Starley

    QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits