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Senior Pastor's wife has a sudden critical illness. Can the

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Senior Pastor's wife has a sudden critical illness. Can the church collect a benevolence offering to give to family for expenses and it not be part of his W2? If yes, how does that work? Also, can the gifter claim a deduction for the donation?
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 months ago.

Hi, my name is Mark. I am a CPA. I will be happy to help you with your question. Yes, the church can collect an offering. The people making the donation to the church would receive a charitable donation.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 months ago.

Unfortunately, the amount would need to be included in the pastor's compensation.