Refuses to Provide SSN/Tax ID for 1099-M
by Church Girl
(Small Town, USA)
We have an evangelist that speaks at our church quite often. We issue him a check each time - a total of $1200.00 in 2012, but he refuses to provide me with his SSN/Tax ID. What should I do? I tried getting it last year too, but was not even acknowledged. He has been a long time friend of the "church family" and believes he is exempt from this law. His theory: "If he doesn't provide a number, the church can't issue him a 1099-M, and so he doesn't report these monies. PLEASE HELP!!!! He also collects money himself from the congregation. I was told that he doesn't have to pay on this money as it is considered a gift. Thank you so much for some clarity.