not ordained minister but receiving housing allowance, report for taxes?
by Suzanne Mathewson
(Seneca Falls, NY)
My Husband is not ordained but he is the youth pastor at our church and administrator to our very small Christian school.
He receives a housing allowance each month to help ends meet instead of a salary. Are we to report this for taxes? If so, how do we do that? No one seems to know anything! Please help!
I am sorry, but if he does not qualify as a minister for federal tax purposes, then he does not qualify for a housing allowance.
In that case the income should be reported as compensation on a W-2 or 1099 and appropriate taxes paid.
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