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  • Posted in: General GFOA Forum

    I got a little more information this afternoon. The $8.5m that was "contributed" from our General Fund was disbursed by check to the Trust account. Looking at the disbursement it was expensed to Other Services (this was budget department driven). It sounds ...

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    RE: Stipends for Volunteers

    Posted in: General GFOA Forum

    We also pay reimbursements to Council members through payroll.​ ------------------------------ Jim Ingram Director of Budget and Management City of Temple Terrace Tampa FL ------------------------------

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    RE: Stipends for Volunteers

    Posted in: General GFOA Forum

    Unfortunately as soon as you pay them they are no longer truly a volunteer, and your state laws or rules could conflict with the IRS rules as they do here in Oregon. You will still be issuing a 1099 or W2 if you pay through payroll or AP, and the volunteer ...

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    RE: Stipends for Volunteers

    Posted in: General GFOA Forum

    We were audited by the IRS a couple of years ago, and were required to pay board members & commissioners through payroll, as an employee. Previously we were paying them through A/P with 1099s, if over $600. I strongly recommend using your payroll system. ...

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  • Our guest this week is Chris McCullion, Chief Financial Officer for the City of Orlando, Florida. Chris became CFO in his mid-30s. Our conversation touches how that happened as well as how Chris and his team handled the enormous tragedy of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub Shooting.

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