Church Income Schedule SE for Self-Employment Tax

If you have church income (NOT including clergy, minister, or missionary wages), reported on a Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement that are subject to self-employment taxes, but no FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes were withheld, follow these instructions to enter or review the adjustment for Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax.

To enter or review the adjustment:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Taxes in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Self-employment tax adjustments.
  3. Proceed with the program interview questions to enter or review.
  4. On the screen titled Self-Employment Tax - Clergy Information, enter the Church employee income (if applicable) amount, then click Continue.

Schedule SE (Form 1040) will print with the return and calculate the applicable self-employment tax on the return.

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