Fringe Benefits - taxable or not taxable
Our church structure includes a District that reports to a Jurisdiction that also reports to the National Church.
When my pastor attends meetings on any of these levels, he requests checks from the local church to pay his offerings and he calls them assessments.
There is usually an assessment by the jurisdiction to each church to pay for the incurred expenses for this meeting. But anytime they take up an offering, he is calling that an assessment.
In the past, he would turn in a listing of check numbers and required reimbursement. Now, he is collecting checks based on when he thinks an offering will be taken and takes a check to give in that offering.
Is this a fringe benefit and taxable?