1099-Misc and W-2

Can a pastor that is issued a W-2 for his/her church duties also be issued a 1099-Misc for special events like marriages if performing the special event is not required of him/her?


Payment for such events come from the members of the congregation requesting the special event services and is divided among the pastor, janitor, wedding coordinator, pianist, etc.

How should the payments to the others (i.e., janitor, wedding coordinator, pianist, etc.) be treated?

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Apr 24, 2012
1099-Misc and W-2
by: Anonymous in NC

The extra money paid to the minister for the weddings performed would just be added in Box 1 of the W-2 with his other taxable income. The same treatment would be appropriate for the janitor, wedding coordinator, pianist if they get a W-2. If they are not getting a W-2 (not considered employees), then anything $600 and over paid to them for the year would be reported on a 1099 Form. If individuals are paid less than $600 in a year, then that would not have to be reported on a 1099.

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