Do I pay taxes on love offering given for volunteering to teach?

I will be working for a school that is a ministry of a church. Well, make that volunteering because it is a non profit volunteer position. I will be getting a love offering every week. I will not be given a W2 or a 1099. Do I pay taxes, and if so, how, without a W2 or 1099, since it is the only income I will have?

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Jul 15, 2014
Love Offerings for Services are Taxable
by: Vickey

Your love offering will technically be for your services to the school, so it will be considered taxable income by the IRS.

If it totals more than $600 for the year, then the church will be required to send you a 1099, but the church should be aware that you most probably would be considered an employee of the church and the love offerings would be considered compensation and require reporting on a W-2 (no matter what the amount).

See this page on classifying workers: http://www.freechurchaccounting.com/misclassification-of-workers.html

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