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Free online state tax return   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Free online state tax return Member of a religious order who has taken a vow of poverty YES, if: Your order elected FICA coverage for its members, or You worked outside the order and the work was not required by, or done on behalf of, the order. Free online state tax return   NO, if neither of the above applies. Free online state tax return NO. Free online state tax return Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Free online state tax return Christian Science practitioner or reader NO. Free online state tax return Your ministerial earnings are exempt. Free online state tax return YES, if you do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Free online state tax return   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Free online state tax return Religious worker (church employee) YES, if your employer did not elect to exclude you. Free online state tax return    NO, if your employer elected to exclude you. Free online state tax return YES, if your employer elected to exclude you from FICA. Free online state tax return   NO, if you are covered under FICA. Free online state tax return Member of a recognized religious sect YES, if you are an employee and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Free online state tax return    NO, if you have an approved exemption. Free online state tax return YES, if you are self-employed and do not have an approved exemption from the IRS. Free online state tax return   NO, if you have an approved exemption. Free online state tax return * Ministerial earnings are the self-employment earnings that result from ministerial services, defined and discussed later. Free online state tax return In addition, all wages and self-employment income that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to a 0. Free online state tax return 9% Additional Medicare Tax if they are paid in excess of the applicable threshold for an individual's filing status. Free online state tax return Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Free online state tax return Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if income exceeds the threshold. Free online state tax return A self-employment loss is not considered for purposes of this tax. Free online state tax return RRTA compensation is separately compared to the threshold. Free online state tax return There is no employer match for Additional Medicare Tax. Free online state tax return For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its separate instructions. Free online state tax return This publication contains information for the following classes of taxpayers. Free online state tax return Ministers. 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