How to offset social security/medicare as part of an employee paycheck
If the Social Security/Medicare offset is to be paid directly to the employee through their paycheck, you would need to create a Pay Item just like you do for the salary.
You must choose a tax type when setting this up.
- If it is taxable choose Taxable
- If it is an allowance or reimbursement, choose Non-Taxable.
- If it is taxable but you don't want federal withholding taken, choose Clergy (this would add the amount to the W2 without taking the taxes on the current paycheck).
ParishSOFT Support is not authorized to tell you which of the Tax Types you would need to select. If you need help with that, we recommend you speak with a Tax Professional or the IRS.
Once you have created that Pay Item you will assign it to the employee's Pay Data tab and fill in the appropriate information.
If this item is paid by you on the employee's behalf but the employee should not get it on their paycheck, you would create a Benefit and apply the benefit to the Ded/Ben tab.