Why is the pastor's W-2 not showing information in boxes 3, 4, 5 and 6?

In most cases, churches do not withhold taxes from the pastor's payroll. Based on information we have received, no numbers should be included in these boxes on the W-2 form. If you choose, you can manually type in amounts in these boxes, although in most cases you would not want to do so.

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