Can I choose between w-2 or 1099
I am a youth pastor in Missouri and our church is switching from the "self employed 1099" stuff to w-2. I have debating whether or not to be ordained with all the housing allowances and what-not. I decided that I would rather just receive the w-2 without a housing allowance and go back to how a normal job would take out my taxes so I am not dealing with the tax nightmare anymore. Anyhow, I would still like to be licensed to be able to do weddings and all that.....now my question is; can I choose whether or not I want a w-2 or a 1099 even though I become licensed or do I have to list myself as 1099? I would like to be a w-2 with no perks of housing or anything and still be able to do weddings. I don't mind not get the allowances just as long as I don't owe at the end of the year and the IRS is happy.....then so am I. What do you think?
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