Part Time Lay Minister W2

by Dean Ranes
(Jamesport, MO)

I am a part time lay minister, ever other week at a very small church. I receive a small amount for each service, no housing, no insurance, no gas or mileage allowance, only the amount for each Sunday's services. I have now been told the church should give W2 for my services. It has never been done previously, and the church treasurer does not know the requirements. Do I need the W2?

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Oct 23, 2013
w-2
by: Sandi

the short answer is yes, you are an employee... you might want to start your research here https://www.freechurchaccounting.com/example-of-pastors-W-2.html
and IRS pub 15 series

hope this helps,
Prayers

Oct 23, 2013
Pastor is Usually Considered an Employee of Church
by: Vickey

I second Sandi's post:-)

See this page for more information on determining if you are an employee of the church:
Employee or Not

Keep in mind that most of the time...the pastor is considered an employee of their church by the IRS.

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