§ 31.3127-1TExemption for employers and their employees where both are members of religious faiths opposed to participation in Social Security Act programs (temporary).
(a) If an employer (or if the employer is a partnership, each partner therein) and their employee are members of a recognized religious sect or division described insection 1402(g)(1) of the Code, both the employer and employee adhere to the tenets and teachings of that sect, and both the employer and employee have filed and had approved applications under section 3127(b) for exemption from the taxes imposed by sections 3111 and 3101 then the employer is exempt from taxes imposed by section 3111 with respect to the wages paid to the eligible employee, and the employee is exempt from the taxes imposed by section 3101 with respect to the wages paid by that employer.
(b) Services performed in the employ of a corporation are not within the exception, except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section.
(c) A disregarded entity that is treated as a corporation under§ 301.7701-2(c)(2)(iv)(B) of this chapter (Procedure and Administration Regulations) shall not be treated as a corporation for purposes of applying section 3127. For purposes of section 3127, the owner of the disregarded entity will be treated as the employer and the payor of the employee's wages.
(d) This section applies with respect to wages paid on or after November 1, 2011. However, taxpayers may apply this section to wages paid on or after January 1, 2009.
(e)Expiration date. The applicability of this section expires on or before [October 31, 2014].