Like I said in a previous post, payroll is the most intimidating part of being a church treasurer. What makes it worse is that most churches just a handful of employees…maybe a part-time custodian and secretary. It just doesn’t make financial sense to shell out much for payroll software when your payroll is minimal. Without payroll software, how do you run payroll manually…especially when you have a lay employee or two.
Don’t worry though. While payroll for lay folks is painful, it’s not impossible. I show you how to calculate the withholdings and share with you a spreadsheet like the one I’ve used in the past for this purpose.
Check out the video below:
- Payroll Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcen4oh1a1tw0ws/Payroll%20Log.xlsx?dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcen4oh1a1tw0ws/Payroll%20Log.xlsx?dl=0
- Form W-4: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw4.pdf
- Publication 15-T: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15t.pdf
- IRS’s Withholding Spreadsheet: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/income-tax-withholding-assistant-for-employers