Pastor's Gift

Can the Pastor Aide sell tickets to the Pastor Anniversary Luncheon and then give all the money from the tickets to the Pastor as a gift? Is it legal? Is the money taxable?

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May 10, 2014
Pastor's Gift
by: Lewis in NC

If the Pastor's aide committee billed this as a way to raise money to give aide to the community, then it would be wrong--morally and legally--because it is designated charitable giving that is being misdirected. However, if that committee is doing the job with the consensus of the church to give a gift to the pastor upfront so to speak, then it would be fine. Yes, the pastor would have to pay taxes on the value of this gift as income.

Jul 21, 2014
musician appriciation
by: Anonymous

Should taxes be taken from money given to the musician for this appreciation/they are also paid employees

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