Church of Ireland stipendiary members of the clergy serving in Northern Ireland are for tax purposes normally treated as either Employees or (more commonly) Office Holders.
Members of the clergy may wish to appoint their own tax advisor to deal with their annual tax returns or they may choose to deal with their own tax returns where they feel they are competent to do so. From time to time, members of the clergy may have tax concerns and they may require the services of a tax professional familiar with the taxation of stipendiary members of the clergy.
To assist members of the clergy wishing to engage a tax professional, the RCB has compiled a list of tax professionals who are familiar with the taxation of stipendiary members of the clergy in Northern Ireland. There is no requirement or expectation to use the firms listed and it will be a matter for the member of the clergy to engage the tax professional on such terms as may be agreed between the parties. The firms are not affiliated with, nor do they act as agents of, the RCB and the RCB makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever express or implied, in relation to the services provided by the firms listed. The RCB strongly recommends that the member of the clergy agree the terms of engagement, including fees, with the tax professional in advance of any work being carried out. It will be a matter for the member of the clergy to make contact with the firm(s) directly.
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