Can I have a business bank account as a traveling minister?

by Scott
(OHIO)

I am asked to speak and lead worship at other churches all over the country. I am paid an honorarium or am given any collected offerings. I would feel better if people could write checks to my ministry, rather than writing them out to me.

How do I do that? DBA? Sole Proprietorship? What do I need to do?

I understand I will have to pay taxes, as I'm not a "church" but what is the best way to so this?

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May 27, 2014
income
by: Anonymous

if you are ordained, you are "self employed" so you should research IRS site on how to set up your "business" :-)
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Self-Employed-Individuals-Tax-Center

Prayers!

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