Gift to pastor taxable?

by Mona
(Versailles, KY)

Our pastor is retiring. Two gifts were given as farewell gifts: one was a donation made to a non-profit made in the pastor's honor; the other was a gift to an athletic booster organization, which is also a non-profit.


Are these items taxable to the pastor? Do we need to count them as employer contributions and then tax them? Any help you can provide would be great!

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May 04, 2015
Not a gift to the pastor. . .
by: Lewis in NC

From what you wrote the two gifts went to two different non-profit organizations in honor of the pastor. Therefore this would not be taxable to the pastor since it represents no income to the pastor.

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