Accountable a Expense no longer valid under the ACA?
(Grand Rapids, MI)
I found that my W-2 form from the church where I serve as lead pastor added my Accountable Expense Plan monies AND the $1000 I allocated for medical expenses back into my line 1 wages and line 14 housing allowance, making both of these amounts now taxable income.
This seems totally wrong to me.
Now I have the tax company that did the W-2's telling me that they think the Affordable Care Act took away these two benefits for pastors, which is why my W-2 came out the way it did.
From what I've read both on the IRS site and the ECFA's publication, I think this tax company is flat wrong. Yes? I am in a ACA compliant group plan health insurance program through the church. So to my knowledge, both of these amounts above should not have appeared on my W-2 at all.
Am I correct? On what basis?