Can housing expenses offset other retirement benefits?
My father is a retired minister, but is working for a small church that gave him $6,000 for the year toward health insurance. He wants to know if he can offset either his social security benefits or his wife's pension income with the housing expenses for a minister? I think not. He could offset the $6,000, which would be non-taxable. He did not receive a 1099. The estimated annual housing expenses are about $15,000. He does not receive any other income himself besides the social security benefits.