Paying Visiting Ministers
I have handled accounting for several small churches in the past/present. I continually hear disagreements on what to call the amount of money given to visiting ministers. Most of the money comes via the offering however in some cases it is supplemented by the church. Can you give insight as to the best way to handle these checks?
Make sure you have each visiting minister fill out a W-9. If they are paid over $600 in a calendar year, you will need to send them a 1099.