do irs allow churhes to give presents to church members for their help in the church

do irs allow the church to give out gifts to the members for their faithful help

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May 24, 2012
DOES IRS allow?
by: Anonymous in NC

The governing body of ANY church should and IS allowed to decide for the church on the question of gifts to members who volunteer their services. The only interest that IRS has in this would be the values of those gifts. If a church decided that some members had volunteered so much that their gift should be $600 dollars of value or more in one year, then IRS laws require a 1099 form report of that gift. Board members of churches or any organization should try to stay familiar with the tax laws for voluntary compliance of them--likewise for individuals.

May 24, 2012
IRS pubs all churches should read
by: Sandra

Publication 1828:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf
Publication 15: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p15/ar02.html
Publication 15 A:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15a.pdf
Publication 15 B:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p15b.pdf
Publication 1573:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4573.pdf

and an IRS online training of staying exempt: http://www.stayexempt.irs.gov/virtualworkshop/TaxExemptStatus.aspx

Keep the faith, stay legal!

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