Paying a pastor a love offering, not on payroll

by Sue
(CA)

501(3)c Non profit organization (not a church). Can I pay a pastor who is not on payroll a love offering gift? He receives a housing allowance and claims it on his own personal income tax.

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Nov 03, 2014
Paying a pastor a love offering, not on payroll
by: Lewis in NC

You can give "your own" money as a love offering to anyone you choose (pastor or not, on payroll or not). You just cannot necessarily claim a deduction on your own income taxes for doing it.

You asked no questions about the housing allowance, but I would have questions there. Read more information by clicking on the blue tabs to the left on "housing allowance and pastor appreciation."

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