Funeral Honorarium given to clergy
I work at my family owned Funeral Home in Illinois. When we have a funeral it is customary for us to give the clergy who is doing the service a check for $100 to $125 as a honorarium.
This is from the Family of the deceased and listed in their bill as a cash advance item so is actually paid by the family. We were told that if a clergy was to receive over $600.00 from our Funeral Home we would have to send him a 1099.
We don't want to cause them to pay any taxes on this gift. Can you tell me if it is correct to send one or since this $600.00 was a accumulation of several different families honorariums no 1099 needed.