Tax deductions for retired pastors

I am a retired pastor. I remain on the church staff as a retired non paid pastor. I am providing spiritual care for the local hospital ans get paid as a independent contractor. What tax deductions am I still qualified to have? Can I still deduct housing expenses?

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Jan 23, 2016
housing allowances for pastors are the most misunderstood of any
by: Lewis in NC

It sounds as if you may not qualify from your short on details question. Retired pastors can claim their actual housing expenses if they qualified while serving as active pastors.

However, housing expenses must be proactively approved on a year to year basis. I advise you to read everything you can about pastor's housing allowances at this website and at the IRS website before filing your taxes, or get help from a tax professional who is experienced in clergy tax return preparation.

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