Offering Collected for Pastor's Anniversary

The church took up an offering for the pastor anniversary do you have to include it in his salary?

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Sep 19, 2012
gifts to pastor
by: Anonymous

yes

Sep 19, 2012
Offering Collected for Pastor's Anniversary
by: Anonymous

Yes, this 'offering' given to the Church for this purpose will get credit for 'giving'. This gift given from the Church must be included in the Pastor's income on his W2. This gift would be the same a year end 'Love Gift' often given to Pastors and must be reported on their W2 as income

Dec 15, 2012
love gift is not taxed
by: Anonymous

NO, a love gift received by the pastor given not as a result of preaching after a service, is not taxable income. And therefore, is not recorded on their W2.

Go to Gov website and order their printout on minister's regulations.

Feb 07, 2013
Pastor's Anniversary Gift Taxable?
by: Vickey

This is an ongoing debatable subject. Based on Tax Court decisions, it does seem that such a gift could be taxable. See this page on love offerings for more details.

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