Are Ministers Exempt from Income Tax?
Although many have fallen into this mistaken assumption, in most cases Ministers are not exempt from paying federal income taxes. Since 1943 (Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105), the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment guaranty of religious freedom is not violated by subjecting ministers to the federal income tax. And yet, ministers have tried to argue against this ruling for decades. You can read more about this important decision from this post at Christianity Today.