Is Benevolent Offering to the members taxable to them?

by Noemi Nunez
(Brooklyn, NY, USA)

My church gives $200 in a monthly basis to needed members. Do I as the treasurer ask the member to file a W-9 so that at the end of the year I issue that person a 1099-misc? Is that taxable?


Answer
No, benevolent gifts are not taxable to needy church members.

However, if the recipient is an employee of the church, you need to be aware of some issues.

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