Gift to traveling Pastor

by Greg Poynter
(Albuquerque, NM)

If our church has a Pastor who is not of our church stop on his way through town, we give that person about $100 for travel expenses. They did not come to our church for any reason other than fellowship. We allow them to speak and at the end of service we slip them a check. It is never a case where the person expects any payment of any kind. Should we be listing this as a taxable event?

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Jun 03, 2011
Taxable Event
by: Vickey

It would be a taxable event for them :-)

However...you would not have to send anyone a 1099-MISC from the church unless you give an individual $600 or more cumulative in a calendar year.

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