Monthly Love Offering

Is it legal for a pastor to receive a monthly love offering and a salary?

Vickey's Reply

It's perfectly legal. It is also most probably taxable income.

In order for a love offering to be nontaxable to the recipient, it must be spontaneous in nature, not solicited, and clearly defined as a gift with no service attached.

A regular love offering every month does not fit those criteria. So, yes...a pastor could receive a monthly love offering and salary; however, they should be aware that it is all...most likely taxable income.

Hope this helps.

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