Worship Leader

We pay a worship leader $50 a week. Would we give her a 1099 or a W2?

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Feb 07, 2021
Worship Leaders are Considered Employees Most of the Time
by: Vickey

Most likely a W-2 as most worship leaders fall under the IRS's definition of an employee.

They use the church's equipment, work hours the church sets, etc.

The issue will arise that you didn't withhold and match FICA taxes.

Please consult a knowledgeable tax professional on how to proceed.

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