Speaker Fees, Love Offerings
When we have a speaker come and pay him a "fee," plus give him a love offering (for which the church members expect a tax-donation) - are we supposed to get his Tax Id# from him? I have just taken over the position of Treasurer and it has never been done in the past. Thank you, Kaye
Yes. You would need to have him complete a W-9.
If he lists a corporation on the W-9 (there’s a place to mark if they are) you would not send him a 1099-MISC; however, if he is not a corporation and the accumulated amount paid him over the entire calendar year is over $600...you need to send him a 1099-MISC and then send a copy A and a 1096 transmittal form to the IRS.
By the way...the love offerings will be taxable to him as they are considered to be for a service.
Hope This Helps,