Housing allowance for non-paid Elders/Pastors

Do non-paid Elders/Pastors qualify in any way for housing allowance status?

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May 27, 2012
Elders/Pastors and the Housing Allowance Pie
by: Anonymous in NC

This is possible if the church council approves a housing allowance for their services in the church. They would have to meet all requirements that are usual for pastors/elders (See the tab to the left for Housing Allowance).

Mar 11, 2013
No Ministry Income Means No Housing Allowance Tax Benefit
by: Vickey

You could set one up for qualifying ministers in case they received love offerings or other forms of compensation; however, be aware that the housing allowance is a tax benefit on money received in performing their ministry.

If there is no money received then no tax benefit can be claimed.

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