Contributions designated to "Payroll" but given to Pastor
A church I attended (and was on staff) would accept, biweekly, a "tithe check" that was designated for "Payroll."
One would think it would be divided among the staff. However, the Pastor alone receives a check for the entire amount that same week.
The contributor is the pastor's daughter. I don't understand how this could be legal.
She receives contribution statements at the end of the year with these amounts on them.
Whether he includes the amounts as income, I don't know, because his accountant that does his taxes issues his 1099....not the church.
I welcome all comments, please.