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Income Taxes for Priests Only

*** The 37th Annual Edition for 2023 will be available for shipping January 12, 2023. Orders can be placed now. ***

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*** 37th Annual Edition ***
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 (CAA 2021), the American Rescue Plan, the SECURE Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Inflation Reduction Act and SECURE 2.0 all make up what goes into tax laws affecting the 2023 Federal Income Tax Return.

No matter how the tax laws and forms evolve in the future, one thing is constant: You will still have to pay taxes. The tax code is complex and with the passing of new laws it becomes more complex.

A comprehensive guide to assist priests in preparing their Federal Income Taxes in the easiest, most accurate and cost effective way. [Click on the book cover to the right or scroll down and click on the ‘order’ buttons below.]

How does your tax return compare to the examples in the book? If something is different, ask yourself [and your tax preparer] why.

It’s at the printer now and ships January 12th.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the most significant tax reform legislation in over 30 years! In addition, there have been hundreds of regulation and rule changes enacted by the IRS since the passage of the new tax law, and all of them factor into the current year forms. SECURE 2.0 contains significant changes for retirement saving and planning beginning with 2023.

There are many changes, including but not limited to:

  • Several of the 2023 forms have been modified to capture tax law changes.
  • Standard Deductions have been increased
  • Itemizers can deduct up to 60% of earnings of Adjusted Gross Income.
  • The Pass Through Deduction continues to provide tax savings to those with Schedule C income.
  • New tax brackets have been updated for inflation with many other updated figures.
  • Qualified Long-Term Care insurance can may be deducted on Schedule 2.


  • Option for State Sales Tax deduction
  • Reimbursed employee expenses have been eliminated as deductions through 2025
  • The Qualified Business Income Deduction (Pass Through) requires Form 8995.
  • Deduction for clergy teacher expenses
  • Higher limits for retirement savings credit
  • Tax free distributions directly from IRA’s to charities
  • Special tax treatment for housing and food (with conditions)
  • More changes and features included in this year’s edition.

Highlights of contents

  • Recent changes to tax laws applicable to priests
  • The unique tax reporting requirements for priests based on their dual status of:
    • Self-employed for Social Security tax purposes, and
    • Taxed as employees for Federal income tax purposes
    • Tax deductions common to priests
    • Salary and allowances common to priests and the tax consequences of each
    • Retirement savings options and the tax benefits of each
    • Administrative procedures assisting the parish bookkeeper in reporting requirements
    • Time and tax-saving techniques
    • Current year sample tax returns.