Should a Pastor be Given a 1099 or a W-2?

by Barb
(NY)

I was wondering if a pastor's income should be reported on a 1099 or a W-2? He is the only "employee" of the church. All others are volunteers.


Thanks

Vickey's Reply

If he is an “employee” of the church, then his income should be reported on a W-2.

If no income tax was withheld and sent in on quarterly 941 forms or no other benefits were paid, you would simply report his wages in box 1 and box 16 on a W-2.

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Feb 25, 2013
W2 vs 1099
by: Cheryl

Is there a problem switching to a w2 after giving a1099 for last year? The pastor feels he is in titled to a w2. I told him it is too late or should I give it to him?

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