W-2 or 1099

I am a church secretary and also a member of the church. Should I receive a 1099 or a W-2?

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Mar 10, 2019
Report Employees Compensation in W-2s
by: Vickey

If you are an employee of your church and unless you own a business where you are doing "admin" work for several different churches...you are most probably an "employee" of your church...so ... your compensation must be reported on a W-2.

1099-MISC are for reporting independent contractor payments. That form is only appropriate for payments in situations like I mentioned above (doing admin work for multiple churches)...or maybe a landscaper that takes care of multiple business properties.

BUT ...if you have not been withholding payroll taxes, matching FICA, and filing quarterly 941s...you have a problem.

PLEASE contact a knowledgeable CPA or tax professional that will be help you with the back payroll taxes and filings.

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