Treasurer/Bookkeeper

Continuing education for ministry leaders
Treasurer/Bookkeeper
Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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This Week's LessonWeek of March 17

Preparing Form 1099s

Introduction

This week we turn our attention to preparing Form 1099s. Start by completing the following quiz. Then review the Executive Summary for the key points on this topic, or read the Weekly Lesson for a complete discussion of this topic.

A church has two full-time pastors and three full-time lay employees. It also has two part-time custodians. Should these workers be treated as employees or self-employed by the church treasurer? Should a Form 1099 be completed for the entire staff? This lesson addresses such questions.

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

Church treasurers must issue a Form 1099-MISC to every "nonemployee" who is paid compensation of at least $600 during the year. In this week's lesson, we will review this important reporting requirement.

Weekly Lesson

Overview

As a church treasurer, it is your responsibility to issue a Form 1099-MISC to every self-employed worker who was paid at least $600 in annual compensation In this week's lesson, we will address this important task in detail.

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